The new year started with good news for those with Medicare

Now, even more vaccines are free to those with Medicare Part D drug coverage. As of January 1st, Medicare now covers all routine vaccines with no out-of-pocket cost, including the pneumococcal and shingles vaccines.

Medicare also covers many health screenings and preventive services so you can stay healthy and keep from getting sick.Health screenings can find health problems early before something becomes serious and when treatment works best.

Talk to your doctor or go to to make sure you’re up-to-date on the recommended health screenings and immunizations for your age.

Stay up-to-date on immunizations

Available flu vaccines have been updated this season to help protect against 4 different flu viruses expected to circulate in Utah and the rest of the U.S. Flu vaccines are widely available and many times are provided at no cost to you. To find a flu provider near you, search your ZIP code at To see what’s happening with flu in Utah, visit Numbers are updated weekly, generally on Wednesday.

The new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine contains 2 components to provide better protection against COVID-19 caused by the omicron variant. To find a COVID-19 vaccine in Utah, visit