Vaccination Clinics Serving Uninsured and Underinsured Adults - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Vaccination Clinics Serving Uninsured and Underinsured Adults

Search for clinics that offer free or low-cost vaccines for adults who are uninsured or underinsured.

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Uninsured and Underinsured Adult Vaccine (UUAV) program
Who can get free or low-cost vaccines
How and where to get free or low-cost vaccines
Costs associated with UUAV program vaccinations
Free or low-cost vaccines for children

Uninsured and Underinsured Adult Vaccine (UUAV) program

The UUAV program offers free or low-cost vaccines for eligible adults age 19 years and older who do not have insurance or whose insurance does not cover vaccines. Most clinics enrolled in the UUAV program offer all routinely recommended vaccines for adults.

Who can get free or low-cost vaccines

Adults age 19 years and older who meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to receive vaccines through the UUAV program:

  • Uninsured - An adult who has no health insurance coverage.
  • Underinsured
    • Underinsured means the adult has health insurance, but it:
      • Doesn't cover certain vaccines (adults are eligible for vaccines not covered by insurance),
        or
      • Covers vaccines but has a fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines. Once that fixed dollar amount is reached, an adult is eligible.

Privately insured adults whose health insurance plan covers vaccinations but have out-of-pocket costs due to a high deductible are not eligible for the UUAV program. Adults on Minnesota Health Care Plans such as Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare are also not eligible for the UUAV program.

How and where to get free or low-cost vaccines

Clinics participate in the UUAV program and offer vaccines for little or no cost to adults who qualify.

Search for participating clinics using the Vaccination Clinic Web Map. Prior to visiting, patients should call the clinic for more information including cost of the visit and to schedule an appointment.

Costs associated with UUAV program vaccinations

There is no charge for the vaccines given by a UUAV provider to eligible adults. However, there can be other costs with the office visit, such as:

  • An administration fee of up to $21.22 for each shot.
  • A fee for the office visit.
  • Fees for non-vaccine services, such as an eye exam or blood test.

The costs associated with the visit can also vary depending on what type of clinic you are visiting.

Free or low-cost vaccines for children

The Minnesota Vaccines for Children (MnVFC) program provides low-cost vaccines for eligible children 18 years of age and younger. Find participating clinics at Free or Low-Cost Shots for Children.

Updated Monday, 17-Jun-2019 09:19:10 CDT