Chickenpox, Shingles, or HPV Vaccine for $35 per shot - if you meet certain eligibility requirements.
The Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program provides free vaccine to patients who meet specific criteria. You must meet age requirements, have no health insurance (note: Healthy SF is not insurance), and have family income below a certain level to qualify ($92,200 for a family of 4; $60,520 for couples; $44,680 for individuals). If you meet eligibility requirements, AITC will charge just a $35 administration fee per vaccination. AITC offers the following vaccines under this program:
- Gardasil® (HPV vaccine, regularly $169)
- Varivax® (chickenpox vaccine, regularly $121)
- Zostavax® (shingles vaccine, regularly $211)
Low-cost Prevnar13 Vaccine ($26) for Adults with Certain Medical Conditions.
To qualify for this deal, individuals must be an adult with one of the qualifying medical conditions. Prenar13 vaccine protects against serious infections caused by the strep pneumoniae bacteria (pneumococcus). For infants, it is recommended as part of routine baby shots-- see your pediatrician or family medicine provider. It is also recommended for adults with one of the following qualifying medical conditions: weakened immune system, sickle cell disease, removal or destruction of the spleen, cerabrospinal fluid leak, or cochlear implants.
Low-cost Tdap Vaccine ($26) for Uninsured or Underinsured Individuals.
To qualify for this deal, individuals must have no medical insurance, or medical insurance that does not cover Tdap vaccination. Tdap vaccine protects schoolchildren and adults against Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (also known as Whooping Cough). A single dose of Tdap is required for children entering middle school (age 11-12) but can be given as early as age 7 to children who are not up-to-date on their immunizations. Tdap is also recommended for all adults, including pregnant women in their 3rd trimester of pregnancy.