You may be eligible for the program if all three of the following conditions apply:
You reside in the United States and are age 19 or older*
You have no health insurance coverage (Some examples of health insurance coverage include private insurance, HMOs, PPOs, college health plans, Medicaid, Veterans' assistance, or any other social service agency support.)
You have an annual household income less than**:
-- $44,680 for individuals
-- $60,520 for couples or
-- $92,200 for a family of four
However, Merck recognizes that sometimes exceptions need to be made based on a patient's individual circumstances. Individuals who do not meet these criteria may still qualify for the vaccine program if the patient has special circumstances of financial and medical hardship.***
*You do not have to be a U.S. citizen.
** For income limits in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam, please call (800) 293-3881.
***Upper income limit for exceptions is $43,320 for individuals, $58,280 for couples, $88,200 for a family of four.