HealthDay News – Health insurance companies are expected to cover vaccines for the new coronavirus without charging copays, US officials say.

At a media briefing Tuesday, a senior White House official said the government has been in discussions with insurers about covering COVID-19 vaccination at no cost to patients, the Associated Press reported.

No vaccines are yet available, but potential vaccines are in early trials.

The insurance industry previously pledged to cover testing for COVID-19 without charging copays, the AP reported.

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