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How much does a COVID-19 vaccine cost?

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The vaccine should be free for the duration of the pandemic.

Karyn Schwartz, a senior fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation with expertise in health insurance, told FactCheck.org that the vaccines themselves are being provided by the government free of charge and there will be no out-of-pocket costs for patients due to the COVID-19 relief bills passed by Congress.

However, vaccine providers are allowed to bill insurance companies for administering the vaccine, so don’t be surprised if you are asked for your insurance information.

At some point, the government will stop purchasing doses, and COVID-19 vaccines will likely become like other shots that are covered by insurance.