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View full press conference here: https://youtu.be/wKxeeELgqmo

COVID-19 Vaccine is provided at 100 percent no cost to recipients.

Westchester County has received a few reports as of April 5 of uninsured residents being charged $20 for the COVID-19 vaccine. No out-of-pocket cost should be charged to the individual for COVID-19 Vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccine is provided at 100 percent no cost to recipients.

All organizations and providers participating in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program:

  • must administer COVID-19 Vaccine at no out-of-pocket cost to the recipient
  • may not deny anyone vaccination based on the vaccine recipient’s coverage status or network status
  • may not charge an office visit or other fee if COVID-19 vaccination is the sole medical service provided
  • may not require additional medical services to receive COVID-19 vaccination
  • may seek appropriate reimbursement from a program or plan that covers COVID-19 Vaccine administration fees for the vaccine recipient, such as:
    • vaccine recipient’s private insurance company
    • Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement
    • HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program for non-insured vaccine recipients
  • may not seek any reimbursement, including through balance billing, from the vaccine recipient

Individuals aware of any potential violations of these requirements are encouraged to report them to the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, by calling (800) HHS-TIPS or going to tips.hhs.gov.