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February 5th, 2009, 08:25 PM
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I don't necessarily mean people who are opposed to vaccines and will never vaccinate, but the ones who are kind of on the fence about it or can't/won't because of cost. Would it be a motivating factor in getting more kids immunized?
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February 5th, 2009, 08:40 PM
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I don't necessarily mean people who are opposed to vaccines and will never vaccinate, but the ones who are kind of on the fence about it or can't/won't because of cost. Would it be a motivating factor in getting more kids immunized?[/b]
I have never met anyone who chose not to vaccinate because of cost, but I have read about it. I really think it should be free for al!
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February 5th, 2009, 09:07 PM
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Thats an interesting though. I suppose its entirely possible, although here in Canada they are all free and we still have people who don't want them for their own reason. They can't say its cause of cost here.
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I think we'll always have people who don't want to vaccinate for whatever reason, but there are people who are on the fence about it and I'm wondering if this could be a factor in persuading people to change their minds.
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February 5th, 2009, 09:53 PM
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I've never heard of anyone who choose not to vaccinate because of cost either. But I do think it would help people who WANT too but CAN'T because of money issues or no insurance. That proves true because you see all sorts of people flock out to the free flu vaccinations they do sometimes.
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February 6th, 2009, 08:50 AM
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The adolescent vaccines are often refused due to cost. The HPV vaccine is $300 for the 3-dose series. What is unfortunate is that people are not aware of the VFC program. The Vaccines For Children program is a federal program that offers free vaccine to uninsured, medicaid, and Native American/Alaskan Native children up until their 19th birthday. Some states (like Wyoming) are Universal. ALL our children are eligible for free vaccine. The state of Wyoming pays for those that are non-VFC eligible. The vaccine is free and providers are limited to $14.31 for the administration fee.

Given this, we still receive a lot of exemptions. We have many parents choosing to not vaccinate. Although, I must say I don't know how many parents are even aware that Wyoming is Universal. As a parent, I didn't know until I began working for the Immunization Program. I think that's sad.
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