Funding of COVID-19 booster vaccines to be treated as a PMB, says CMS


On January 13, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) issued a statement (Circular 4 of 2022) informing the medical schemes industry that all COVID–19 booster vaccine shots should be treated as Prescribed Minimum Benefit (PMB) level of care per National Department of Health guidelines on COVID-19. "Therefore, the funding thereof must align with PMB regulations for any eligible member or beneficiary across all medical schemes, regardless of option or plan type," according to the circular.

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