Answers to your questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines
Following are answers to questions Serve You Rx plan members may have about the COVID-19 vaccines.
What COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be approved and available in December 2020?
Moderna Inc. COVID-19 Vaccine
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Are COVID-19 vaccines covered under my prescription drug insurance plan?
The COVID-19 vaccine is covered by the vast majority of plans as preventative care. To find out about your plan’s coverage, call Serve You Rx customer service at 800-759-3203 to speak with a representative.
Members will still be able to get the vaccine administered at no charge from any immunization provider as the administering provider can bill the fee to a government relief fund if the administration is not covered by their insurance plan. No patient will pay for the vaccine under provider agreements with the federal government who is purchasing the vaccine.
Do I need a prescription to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from my pharmacist?
No. Once the vaccine is widely available, contact your local pharmacy or visit their website to schedule an appointment and/or pre-screen before arriving for the vaccine.
What is my copay? Is there a copay for the COVID-19 vaccine?
There is no cost-sharing ($0 copay). You will not be responsible for any costs for the vaccine or the administration of the vaccine.
How many doses are covered under my Plan? What is the dosing regimen for the COVID-19 vaccines?
The first two vaccines are two-dose regimens:
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine — second dose is 21 days (three weeks) after the first dose.
- Moderna Inc. COVID-19 Vaccine — second dose is 28 days (four weeks) after the first dose.
***It is very important to get the second dose to receive the full benefit of the vaccine.***
Do I have to go back to the same place for my second dose?
No. However, since the vaccines differ in composition, storage, and time between the two doses, experts say people must take the same vaccine for both doses.
Who can get the vaccine?
Beginning in December 2020, COVID-19 vaccines will be available in limited quantities and offered to select groups as determined by federal, state, and local government. You should look to the guidelines issued for your state, locality, or territory and see how you fit in.
Where do I go to get the vaccine?
Several thousand vaccination providers will be available, including doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers.
Visit CDC’s VaccineFinder at https://vaccinefinder.org/.
VaccineFinder will be updated once COVID-19 vaccination is widely available to the public to help direct people to find a vaccine provider near them.
Where can I get more information? I have a clinical question, who can help me? (e.g.: Should I get vaccinated? What are the side effects?)
For more information or for a clinical question, please refer to the CDC website, your local health authority or public health department, your doctor, or your local pharmacist.