Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the new health care law, accessing preventive services such as vaccinations that protect you from preventable diseases is now more affordable.
For those who are uninsured, new health plans have been developed to cover preventive services without having to extra out-of-pocket fees like co-pays and deductibles. In addition, Medicare beneficiaries can get certain vaccines for little or no cost, including influenza (flu), pneumococcal (pneumonia) and hepatitis B vaccines.
To get more information on how to get health insurance or the Affordable Care Act, visit www.HealthCare.gov or www.CuidadodeSalud.gov in Spanish. To learn more about the vaccines Medicare covers, visit www.Medicare.gov
Vacunémonos (Let’s Get Vaccinated) is a national health initiative sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to inform and empower Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers about vaccines and the importance of protecting the whole family against preventable infectious diseases.