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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  Wondering how much you will be charged when it’s your turn to roll up your sleeve and get a COVID-19 vaccine shot?

Under the current COVID-19 vaccination program, Minnesotans won’t be charged anything for the vaccine.

According to Mayo Clinic spokeswoman Ginger Plumbo:

“ Under “emergency use authorization” there is no charge to any recipients of the vaccine (or any medication/treatment that is given under the EUA provisions).”

A spokeswoman for Olmsted Medical Center says "an administrative fee of $46 has been set to provide the vaccine.  OMC is covering the cost for employees to receive the vaccine."

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The reason there is no charge for the vaccine is because the federal government has paid billions of dollars to companies to develop and produce the drugs and has purchased hundreds of millions of doses.

Here is some information from an article by healthline.com:

“The cost for each dose ranges from $3 to $37, depending on the vaccine.

  • Moderna, a two-dose vaccine, recently announced each dose will go for around $32 to $37.
  • The Pfizer vaccine, also given in two doses, is expected to cost $19.50 a dose.
  • Each dose for Johnson & Johnson’s two-dose vaccine will cost an estimated $10, and AstraZeneca’s two-dose vaccine could be the cheapest at just $3 to $4 a dose.
  • Novavax’s two-dose vaccine is estimated to be $16 a dose.

No individuals — regardless of whether they’re uninsured, have private health insurance, or have Medicare or Medicaid — will pay out of pocket for the vaccine itself, federal health officials have previously stated.

“Vaccine doses purchased with U.S. taxpayer dollars will be given to the American people at no cost,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source states.

Certain vaccine providers may charge an administration fee for giving the shot, but individuals can have that fee reimbursed."

 

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