Boostrix is a prescription vaccine that’s used to prevent certain bacterial infections. The cost of Boostrix may depend on factors such as your dosage, whether you have health insurance, and the pharmacy you use.

Boostrix is a booster vaccine* that’s used to prevent tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), and diphtheria. It’s also known as Tdap vaccine. Boostrix can be used in in adults (including certain pregnant people) and in certain children.

Boostrix contains three active drugs:

  • tetanus toxoid
  • reduced diphtheria toxoid
  • acellular pertussis vaccine, adsorbed

Boostrix comes as a liquid suspension (a type of liquid mixture) that’s given as an injection into a muscle by a healthcare professional.

For more details on Boostrix, see this in-depth article.

* After you’ve received a vaccine, a booster vaccine is given to boost your protection against certain infections. It protects against the same infections as the original vaccine.

The price you pay for Boostrix can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage (if you have it), and the pharmacy you use. It may also depend on where you receive your vaccine (such as a clinic, doctor’s office, or pharmacy). You may have to pay an office visit fee to receive Boostrix at your doctor’s office.

To find out how much you’ll pay for Boostrix, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.

Note: If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover Boostrix. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss Boostrix in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the vaccine is covered. If Boostrix requires prior authorization and you don’t receive it before you start treatment, you could pay the full cost of the vaccine.

Be sure to ask your insurance company whether Boostrix requires prior authorization.

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Boostrix and cost.

How much does Boostrix cost without insurance?

The cost of Boostrix without insurance depends on several factors. For example, it may depend on where you live and if there are programs in your state that offer savings for vaccines.

Check with your state health department for any resources that may help lower the cost of Boostrix.

Your cost may also depend on where you receive your vaccine (such as a clinic, doctor’s office, or pharmacy). You may have to pay an office visit fee to receive Boostrix at your doctor’s office.

To learn what you’ll pay for a Boostrix vaccine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Is there a coupon available for Boostrix?

No. The manufacturer of Boostrix doesn’t currently offer a coupon for Boostrix. But there may be other savings programs available where you live to lower your cost of Boostrix.

For more information, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Boostrix is a biologic vaccine, which means it’s made from living cells. It doesn’t come in a biosimilar form. Biosimilars are like generic versions. But unlike generics, biosimilar vaccines are made for biologic vaccines.

If you need help covering the cost of Boostrix or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:

On these sites, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.

If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

If you still have questions about the cost of Boostrix, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this vaccine. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for Boostrix.

Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:

  • Are there ways to lower the cost of Boostrix if I don’t have insurance?
  • How does the cost of Boostrix compare with Adacel?
  • Does it cost more to get Boostrix vaccine at a pharmacy or a doctor’s office?

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