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Rachel asks:

I would like to start the 3-series vaccination for my 15 year-old daughter. My insurance does not cover the cost; and my primary physician quoted me $150 per shot - $450 total. This sounds extremely high to me. Are there places that offer this service cheaper? What is a reasonable amount to pay?

Your 15 year-old daughter may be eligible for the vaccine under the federally funded Vaccines for Children Program depending on your family income. Most local health departments utilize this program to pay for children's vaccines. I would suggest that you contact your local health department and ask them if they offer the vaccine on a sliding fee scale.  I applaud you on taking the preventive step of getting your daughter vaccinated.

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