Question:

Is polio immunization covered as a preventive immunization without underlying exposure?

Answer:

The Medicare Benefit Policy Manual states, “In the absence of injury or direct exposure, preventive immunization (vaccination or inoculation) against such diseases as smallpox, polio, diphtheria, etc., is not covered.”

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