Gardasil HPV Vaccine (cont.)

How much will the HPV vaccine cost?

As of January 2014, the retail price of the vaccine is $125 per dose ($375 for the full series).

Will the vaccine be covered by insurance plans?

Most insurance plans and managed care plans cover recommended vaccines. However, there may be a lag-time after a vaccine is recommended, before it is available and covered by health plans. While some insurance companies may cover the vaccine, others may not.

How can I get the vaccine if I don't have insurance?

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program helps families of children who may not otherwise have access to vaccines by providing free vaccines to doctors who serve them. The VFC program provides free vaccines to children and adolescents younger than 19 years of age, who are either Medicaid-eligible, American Indian, or Alaska Native or uninsured. There are over 45,000 sites that provide VFC vaccines, including hospital, private, and public clinics. The VFC Program also allows children and adolescents to get VFC vaccines through Federally Qualified Health Centers or Rural Health Centers, if their private health insurance does not cover vaccinations. For more information about the VFC, visit www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/

Some states also provide free or low-cost vaccines at public health department clinics to people without health insurance coverage for vaccines.

Medically reviewed by Steven Nelson, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

SOURCE:

Centers for Disease Control


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/28/2014

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