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You may have been charged for your COVID-19 vaccine shot

Reports suggest one health care company charged patients for the COVID-19 vaccine

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Reports suggest one health care company charged patients for the COVID-19 vaccine

A worker prepares a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the North Davis Senior Center in Clearfield on Friday, March 26, 2021.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

The health care company One Medical charged fees to some people who received COVID-19 vaccines in Washington, D.C., according to The Verge.

  • The company — which runs a vaccination site at D.C.’s Entertainment and Sports Arena — asked patients to sign up for a One Medical trial account to get their COVID-19 shots.

An error in the billing system led to some people being charged for the vaccine, according to The Verge.

Those who were charged “are being notified” about the charges and should ignore the bills that they receive for the shot, The Verge reports.

  • “We are monitoring daily to ensure that no new invoices are going out,” One Medical said, according to The Verge.

A similar situation happened in Michigan with Ascension MyHealth Urgent Care, WXYZreports.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said no one should be charged for the COVID-19 vaccine. People can be reimbursed for their shots through insurance companies or the federal government if they are charged.

  • “The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status,” according to the CDC.
  • Per the CDC, vaccination providers can’t charge you for a COVID-19 vaccine or charge you “administration fees, copays or coinsurance.”