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How Much Will The COVID Vaccine Cost?

A woman wearing a mask holds a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19.
Gabriel C. Pérez
The vaccines for COVID-19 are supposed to be free.

QUESTION: How much will vaccines cost, uninsured?
— Colin

ANSWER: No matter your insurance situation, the vaccine is supposed to be free. The cost of the vaccine and administering it to uninsured patients is picked up by the federal government.

Most private insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid will cover the cost with no out-of-pocket expense.

Matt Largey is the Projects Editor at KUT. That means doing a little bit of everything: editing reporters, producing podcasts, reporting, training, producing live events and always being on the lookout for things that make his ears perk up. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mattlargey.