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H.R. 5877 (110th): Shingles Prevention Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 23, 2008 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 5877


April 23, 2008

(for herself, Mr. Waxman, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Slaughter, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Engel, Ms. Solis, Ms. Hooley, Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Fortuño, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Kagen, Mr. Honda, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Pastor, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Baird, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Watson, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Hare, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Wexler, and Mrs. Boyda of Kansas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for the shingles vaccine under the Medicare Program.


Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Shingles Prevention Act.


Addition of the Shingles Vaccine under the Medicare program


Shingles Vaccine

Section 1861 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x) is amended—


in subsection (s)(10)(A), by striking pneumococcal vaccine and its administration and, and inserting pneumococcal vaccine and its administration, shingles vaccine and its administration, and; and


in subsection (ww)(2)(A), by inserting shingles, after influenza,.


Effective Date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to shingles vaccines furnished on or after January 1 of the first year beginning more than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.