Coverage of the COVID-19 Vaccine

As we previously shared with you, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc./BioNTech and Moderna.

Due to the limited supply, the vaccine will be distributed in phases to high-priority groups first.  At this time, the cost of the vaccine itself is covered as an ACA preventive benefit under the CARES Act. This includes vaccines delivered at both in and out of network pharmacies.

Optima Health is actively monitoring the situation and will provide more detailed information as it becomes available. Please visit the Virginia Department of Health and CDC websites for more information. You may also view our recently updated Frequently Asked Questions and check optimahealth.com/covid-19/employers to stay informed.