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Zostavax patient assistance program

If you are unable to afford your Zostavax medication, we may be able to help. The Prescription Care program helps uninsured and underinsured individuals with chronic conditions who cannot afford their medications. If you qualify for prescription assistance, you can receive your Zostavax  prescription for $49 per month!* 

Your monthly Zostavax cost savings if eligible

$225
Average 30-day price
at US Pharmacy
$49.00
Your 30-day price
at Prescription Care
$176
Your 30-day savings
with Prescription Care

Am I eligible for the Zostavax patient assistance program?

Am I eligible for the Zostavax patient assistance program?

Zostavax is a brand name medication manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Merck. If you are prescribed Zostavax but cannot afford your medication, you may be eligible for a patient assistance program.    

Individuals who meet certain eligibility criteria have the opportunity to receive Zostavax without paying full retail price. 

  • US residency
  • Combined household income
  • Insurance status
General income criteria
  • Up to $36,000
  • Up to $50,000
  • Up to $100,000

Advantages of receiving Zostavax through Prescription Care

Advantages of receiving Zostavax through Prescription Care

  • Free, no-obligation consultation to determine eligibility
  • All required paperwork managed by our team on your behalf
  • Courteous and professional assistance (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST)
  • Money-back guarantee**
  • Zero hidden fees or charges for services
Get Zostavax for $49/month

How can I apply through Prescription Care?

How can I apply through Prescription Care?

We serve those at risk of going without important, life-saving medications due to financial reasons.
Here is how it works:
  • STEP 1
  • STEP 2
  • STEP 3
  • STEP 4
  • STEP 5

Once enrolled in our service, you will be charged a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication. This fee covers the cost of your medication, regardless of retail price. Because each program conducts its own eligibility screening, final acceptance is determined by the pharmaceutical company.

Please note that Prescription Care is not an insurance provider or a discount card program

Does Prescription Care cover my other drugs?

Does Prescription Care cover my other drugs?

We help enrollees obtain a number of important medications. Should you qualify for any additional assistance, you will be notified by one of our representatives.  

A few examples of other similar drugs available through Prescription Care include: 

  • Shingrix (Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted) 

Prescription Care can save you money

Prescription Care can save you money

If any of your medications are not approved for assistance, Prescription Care can appeal the rejection at no additional cost.

**Should you be denied acceptance to a prescription assistance program, you will receive a full refund of the fees associated with the rejected medication application.


Is Prescription Care considered a Zostavax coupon?

Is Prescription Care considered a Zostavax coupon?

The Zostavax patient assistance program offered to eligible enrollees through Prescription Care is not a coupon, generic Zostavax, or a discount card. Prescription Care does not offer printable coupons, rebates, savings cards, trial offers, or free samples.  

If you are looking for a Zostavax coupon, keep in mind that you can likely save more on the medication via Prescription Care. When obtaining your Zostavax medication via Prescription Care, your total cost for the medication will never be more than $49 per month. 


What is Zostavax prescribed for?

What is Zostavax prescribed for?

Zostavax is a vaccine which prevents herpes zoster in adults 50 and older. Zostavax should not be used in people who have been infected by the virus and have developed herpes zoster.  

Active Ingredient 

Zostavax is a live vaccine which exposes patients to a small amount of varicella virus (which causes herpes zoster). As the dose of the virus is small, the body is given the chance to build immunity against varicella. 


Conditions treated by Zostavax

Conditions treated by Zostavax

Herpes Zoster 

Herpes zoster (also known as shingles) is a painful skin rash in adults. It can develop as a result of exposure to the varicella virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox in children. Pain and a burning sensation are the first symptoms of herpes zoster, and patients often develop a rash. Fever, chills, fatigue, and muscle weakness are additional symptoms. 


*Qualifying persons may obtain medications directly from patient assistance programs without any out-of-pocket cost (or for less than $49 per medication). However, our monthly flat rate of just $49 per medication spares you the hassle of tracking down the different programs and filling out all the required paperwork for each program.

Enrollees enjoy a full-service solution, as Prescription Care assists them and their physicians with the entire process. We prepare all required documents for the physician to sign, help enrollees manage all prescription refills, monitor eligibility criteria, and maintain enrollment.

**If you do not receive medications because you were determined to be ineligible for the prescription assistance by the applicable pharmaceutical companies and you have a letter of denial, we will refund any fees you paid toward medications for which you did not qualify to receive prescription assistance (Refund).

To receive a Refund, you must send the letter of denial to us by fax to 866-262-2603, or by e-mail to [email protected] within 30 days of your receipt of such letter. The Refund is your sole and exclusive remedy for any fees you may wish to dispute.


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