In response to concerns of access barriers some immigrants are facing regarding documentation requests prior to receiving COVID-19 vaccination, and individuals inappropriately being sent bills for COVID-19 vaccine fees, HRSA developed two fact sheets to help both patients and providers better understand their rights and responsibilities regarding access to COVID-19 vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccines are free to all individuals living in the United States and these resources will help to empower patients and educate providers on this fact.
Please help to amplify these resources made available today using the attached graphics, fact sheet links and sample languages below:
Healthcare providers cannot bill patients for #COVID19 vaccines/fees. They may only bill health plans 4 #COVID19 vaccine fees if patients are insured/ @HRSAgov if patients are uninsured. See the facts [LINK to provider fact sheet] [Use graphic]
Got the #COVID19 vaccine & received a bill afterwards? You should not have. Providers cannot bill patients for #COVID19 vaccine fees. Learn the facts [LINK to provider fact sheet] [use graphics]
Uninsured? Need to protect yourself from #COVID19? @Hrsagov may pay your doctor/hospital 100% of the cost of #COVID19 services like testing, treatment & vaccine fees. [LINK to patient fact sheet] [Use graphic]
It’s important to remember: everyone in the U.S. can receive COVID-19 vaccines, regardless of immigration status. Here are the facts [LINK to patient fact sheet in English & Spanish] [Use graphic]
Getting your COVID-19 vaccine? It’s free regardless of your immigration status. You do not need to show proof of insurance or an ID if you do not have it. You also shouldn’t receive a bill after your vaccination. Learn the facts here: [LINK].