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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated the Medicare coverage requirements of the pneumococcal vaccine corresponding with the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Beginning in 2015, Medicare Part B will cover a second administration of the pneumococcal vaccine one year after the first dose of the vaccine is administered. For more information about the most recent ACIP recommendations, please visit In addition, for frequently asked questions regarding Medicare vaccination coverage, please visit

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