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    vaccination cost

    For those who have gotten the hepatitis a and tetanus/diptheria shots before traveling, has your insurance covered these for adults? My policy does not cover them, and they run about $75 a piece at the hospital where I work. Or did you find that they were much cheaper somewhere else? Thanks.

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    My husband needed a boatload of shots before work related travel to Asia. I'm not sure if they were covered by our insurance or by his company, but I know we didn't pay for them.

    One option, since you'll be self-pay, might be to check your local health dept, and if they don't administer them, they might have a list of local clinics who do. Hopefully that would be a cheaper route than having them done at the hospital.
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    The price sounds about right, but you may want to shop around. Any physician with access to the vaccine can administer it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy View Post
    For those who have gotten the hepatitis a and tetanus/diptheria shots before traveling, has your insurance covered these for adults? My policy does not cover them, and they run about $75 a piece at the hospital where I work. Or did you find that they were much cheaper somewhere else? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy View Post
    For those who have gotten the hepatitis a and tetanus/diptheria shots before traveling, has your insurance covered these for adults?
    Yes, my insurance always covers my Tetanus shots (I get one every 10 yrs) and have also had Hep A shots which were also covered.
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    Wow, I can't believe your insurance doesn't cover them, especially a tetanus shot! I guess I should be thankful for the great insurance I have thru the hospital I work at. Wow! I would definitely try the health department!

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    Thanks for the replies - I rechecked with my insurance, and they are covered. I was given incorrect information the first time I called. But please, no need to be rude or insulting.

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    wow was your insurance rude/insulting to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandy View Post
    Thanks for the replies - I rechecked with my insurance, and they are covered. I was given incorrect information the first time I called. But please, no need to be rude or insulting.

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    >>>> "hepatitis a and tetanus/diptheria shots"
    ---- My insurance covers those also. Can't understand why any insurance would not cover tetanus. You may go outside anywhere around your community and have a accident or cut yourself on something.
    Also working at a hospital I would think all hospital people would get those free from the hospital. I work a few days a month at a retirement community and hepatitis is offered free to anyone who wants it.

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    I need to laugh at myself after reading this.I'm renovating my livingroom and while pulling up the old tack strips for the carpeting,I accidentally leaned down on one nail with a closed fist(rusty of course)So off to the doc I go for a DPT shot and it had already started to get infected too.

    FWIW: The doc told me there is a 36 hour window from time of injury to getting a DPT shot.Also this shot is good for only 5 years not 10 like many think.So I'm glad that I got it and now I'm good to go.

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