Question:

Does Medicare cover the hepatitis B vaccine for all Medicare beneficiaries?

Answer:

No, currently, Medicare covers the hepatitis B vaccine for certain beneficiaries who are at intermediate to high risk for the hepatitis B virus (HBV). These individuals include healthcare professionals who have frequent contact with blood or blood-derived body fluids during routine work, those with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), persons who live in the same household as an HBV carrier, and persons diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. Other situations could qualify a beneficiary as being at intermediate or high risk of contracting HBV.

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