“Timing and Cost of New Vaccines Vary Based on Insurance Coverage and Virus Type”
– COVID shots, including the updated versions, will still be available for free for most people, but the cost may be borne by private insurers and Medicare/Medicaid. Pfizer and Moderna may charge $110 to $130 per dose, while Novavax’s pricing is still uncertain.
– Flu shots are offered at no cost to those with insurance, but the price can range from $20 to over $70 depending on the type of shot and provider. Similarly, RSV vaccines may cost between $180 and $295 per shot, covered by private insurance without a copay but requiring Medicare beneficiaries to check their coverage under Part D.