Does my insurance cover vaccines?

Who is this for?

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network members who want to get vaccinated.

Staying up to date on your immunizations can reduce your risk of contracting serious illnesses. It's also one of the easiest ways you can stay healthy.

Available vaccines

There are more than a dozen vaccines available to you, depending on your situation. Here are the most common diseases you can get vaccinated against:

  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Pneumonia
  • HPV, or human papillomavirus
  • Meningitis
  • DTaP
  • Polio

Looking for information about flu vaccinations? See if your insurance plan covers flu shots.

Find out if you're covered

To get started, look at your Blue Cross ID card to see whether you have a PPO plan or an HMO plan.

PPO members

Your PPO plan covers vaccinations in most cases. However, if your employer purchased your plan before the Affordable Care Act was enacted, you may have a copay. To make sure you're covered:

  • Log in to your online account on bcbsm.com and search for immunizations.
  • Or call the Customer Service number on the back of your ID card and we'll help.

Once you know whether you're covered, you can get vaccinated by:

  • Making an appointment with your doctor.
  • Visiting a pharmacy that accepts your plan if you have prescription coverage through us.

If you don't have prescription coverage through us, your vaccine may still be covered. You can use your medical coverage and go to an immunizing pharmacy. Use this list to find one: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Immunizing Pharmacies (PDF).

HMO members

Blue Care Network HMO members can get free vaccinations two ways:

  • Make an appointment with your primary care physician.
  • Visit a pharmacy that accepts your plan.