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Immunizations

Children are vulnerable to infectious diseases, which is why it is very important to protect them through immunization. The good news is that today children can be protected from 14 serious diseases. Vaccines are the single most powerful, cost-effective public health intervention ever developed. Shots may hurt a little, but the diseases they prevent can hurt much more. With help from your health care provider or DHD#10, you can immunize on time and keep your child protected from infectious diseases.

Why Vaccinate?

We don’t vaccinate just to protect our children. We also vaccinate to protect our grandchildren and their grandchildren. Thanks to vaccines we have elminated many diseases like small pox for example. Vaccinations are one of the best ways to put an end to the serious effects of certain diseases.

Covering the Cost of Vaccination

DHD#10 can bill most insurances to cover the cost of vaccination. Don’t let the cost of vaccines prevent you from receiving vaccination. DHD#10 uses a sliding-fee scale for the cost of vaccine administration. Administration fees may be waived by the nurse in cases of financial hardship.

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program provides vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. This helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule.
A child is eligible for the VFC Program if he or she is younger than 19 years of age and is one of the following:

  • Medicaid-eligible
  • Uninsured
  • Under-insured
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

Children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations are not eligible for VFC vaccines, even when a claim for the cost of the vaccine and its administration would be denied for payment by the insurance carrier because the plan’s deductible has not been met.

DHD#10 can bill most insurances to cover the cost of vaccination.  If you have any questions give us a call at 1-877-269-2904 press 2.

Don’t Forget About a Flu Shot

In the United States fall and winter is when the flu is most common and is the time to get a flu shot. Everyone 6 months of age and older needs flu vaccine every year. By getting vaccinated against flu, you help prevent missed school or work days, reduce the spread of the flu, and protect vulnerable people who would be hospitalized if they got the flu.

Locate a Flu Clinic Near You
CDC Flu Recommendations

Trustworthy Resources

Sometimes the messages in the media can be confusing. Remember, when gathering vaccine information, use a trustworthy website. DHD#10 follows vaccine recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See links below for additional information on vaccines for your children:

For Parents: Vaccines for your Children

Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
AIM Toolkit
Vaccine Information

Adult Immunization Schedule

How Vaccines Work

Forms

Immunization Fee Schedule

Quicklinks

What to Expect at your Child’s Vaccine Visit
Vaccine Records & Requirements
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