KFAI’s Wellness Signal | Bridge Access Program Offers COVID-19 Shots for Those Uninsured

KFAI’s Wellness Signal | Bridge Access Program Offers COVID-19 Shots for Those Uninsured

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Up until now, insurance status hasn’t affected how or if someone got a COVID shot. Doses were purchased in bulk by the federal government and made available to everyone, for free. But since the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ended and the latest booster released, vaccines have been commercialized, costing up to 130 bucks a pop.

“COVID vaccines are very expensive. So for people who have no health insurance to have to pay for the vaccine, many of them wouldn’t do it,” says Cristina Flood Urdangarin, the Community Outreach Manager for St. Mary’s Health Clinics.

KFAI’s Ryan Dawes reports on a new program aim at connecting uninsured adults with a free COVID-19 vaccine.

 

If you are uninsured, you can find a dose at vaccines.gov (select “Bridge Access Program Participant) or visit kfai.org/clinic.

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