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Is there a new code for administration of the Pfizer vaccine booster dose?

Yes.  On September 15, 2021, in a Special Edition of the CPT Assistant (linked below), the AMA announced the addition of new codes related to COVID-19 vaccines and their related administration code(s).  Code 0004A was created to describe administration of a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine product code 91300.

On September 28, 2021, CMS announced that the effective date for code 0004A will be retroactively set to September 22, 2021.  A link to that information is also provided.

The long descriptor for 0004A is:

0004A  Immunization administration by intramuscular injection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) (coronavirus disease [COVID-19]) vaccine, mRNALNP, spike protein, preservative free, 30 mcg/0.3 mL dosage, diluent reconstituted; booster dose

We are also providing a link to the CDC guidance on who is eligible for a COVID -19 vaccine booster shot.

Helpful resources:

https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/cpt-assistant-guide-coronavirus-september-2021.pdf

https://www.cms.gov/medicare/medicare-part-b-drug-average-sales-price/covid-19-vaccines-and-monoclonal-antibodies

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/