Saturday, June 11, 2016

Baby Immunizations and Costs

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," says a popular line from Benjamin Franklin.  This is very true especially when we're talking about preventing diseases in babies who are very fragile and delicate.  Thank God for vaccines, ailments that used to claim countless lives can now be prevented!  We can all have peace of mind knowing that our frail babies are not at risk of infectious illnesses once they've received immunization.


Of course, prevention has a price.  In my baby's immunization record, not a single vaccine was worth less than a thousand pesos.  It could be less (or more) with other pedias or clinics, but I don't think the price difference would be significant.  Listing down below the vaccines Lia has received so far, the cost of each, and the dates when she got them.  Her pedia is Dr. Trinidad 'Nik' Lombos and her clinic that we go to is the one at Asian Hospital.


BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guérin)
  • What it does:  protects babies from serious forms of Tuberculosis (TB) such as TB Meningitis (an infection of the brain) and Miliary TB (wide spread infection)
  • Cost:  PhP 1,400
  • Given on:  March 28, 2015 (the day she was born)

Hep B
  • What it does: protects against the hepatitis B virus 
  • Cost:  PhP 1,400
  • Given on:  March 28 (the day she was born) and June 11 (at 2.5 mos) and October 03, 2015 (at 6.5 mos)
Rotavirus
  • What it does:  protects against Rotavirus which causes severe acute gastroenteritis with diarrhea and vomiting
  • Cost:  PhP 3,200
  • Given on:  May 09 (at 1.5 mos) and July 11, 2015 (at 3.5 mos)
6 in 1
  • What it does:  protects against Hep B, DPT (bacterial infection affecting the nose and throat, and sometimes the skin), OPV/IPV (polio), and H. Influenza (bacterial infections including meningitis, septicaemia, pneumonia, etc.)
  • Cost:  PhP 3,500
  • Given on:  June 11 (at 2.5 mos) and October 03, 2015 (at 6.5 mos)
DPT, OPV/IPV, H. Influenza
  • What it does:  similiar to the 6-in-1 vaccine but doesn't include Hep B
  • Cost:  PhP 3,000
  • Given on:  June 11 (at 2.5 mos) and August 15 (at 5 mos) and October 3, 2015 (at 6.5 mos); October 15 (at 1.5 years old)and December 10, 2016 (at 1 year & 8 mos)
Measles
  • What it does:  protects against the virus that causes measles
  • Cost:  PhP 1,300
  • Given on:  November 21, 2015 (at 8 mos)
Varicella
  • What it does:  protects against chickenpox 
  • Cost:  PhP 3,600
  • Given on:  April 02, 2016 (at 1 year old)
MMR
  • What it does:  protects against measles, mumps, and rubella (similar to measles)
  • Cost:  PhP 1,500
  • Given on:  May 07, 2016 (at 1 year & 1 mo)
Hep A
  • What it does: protects against the hepatitis A virus 
  • Cost:  PhP 2,200
  • Given on:  June 11 (at 1 year & 2.5 mos) and December 10, 2016 (at 1 year & 8.5 mos)
Flu Shot
  • What it does: protects kids from the flu and the problems that come along with it
  • Cost: PhP 1,500
  • Given on: July 16 (at 1 year & 4 mos) and August 20, 2016 (at 1 year & 5 mos) and September 9, 2017 (at 2 years & 5.5 mos)
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)
  • What it does: protects against diseases caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae that can lead to infections in the lungs, blood, and brain
  • Cost: PhP 5,000
  • Given on: November 18, 2016 (at 1 year & 8 mos) and February 18, 2017 (at 1 year & 11 mos)
Imojev

  • What it does:  protects against Japanese encephalitis, a disease spread through mosquito bites
  • Cost: PhP 3,100
  • Given on: May 6, 2017 (at 2 years & 1 mo)
Pneumo23
  • What it does: prevents pneumonia caused by the 23 different types of pneumococci bacteria 
  • Cost: PhP 2,600
  • Given on: June 3, 2017 (at 2 years & 2 mos)
Menactra

  • What it does:  prevents invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y, and W-135
  • Cost: PhP 3,900
  • Given on: July 8, 2017 (at 2 years & 3 mos)


For sure, the schedule and costs may not be the same for all pedias. but this is how it is for my baby. :)  As of this update (15 Sept 2017), Lia is done! We will just go back to the doctor next year, after she turns three.  I'll still keep on updating this post as we go along.


To fellow moms asking about baby immunizations and costs in the Philippines, hope this helps! :)


Cheers,



21 comments

  1. Pneumococcal wala po sa list tlg? mas expensive po xa s lhat worth 4K

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    1. Hi! Lia hasn’t gotten the PCV shot yet, but according to my research, it is administered to babies less than 59 months old. She still has 44 months before reaching the ‘deadline.’ I’ll just keep on updating this post until she completes all the vaccines. :)

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    2. Is it? but according to my research, hehe. and based on our experience (btw, I have a toddler too!) I'm Jam, and a fan of your blog actually.

      PCV13
      FOR INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN
      PCV13 is recommended as a series of four doses, one dose at each of these ages:

      2 months
      4 months
      6 months and
      12 through 15 months

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    3. Hmm, you could be right! :) Wait, let me ask Lia's pedia just to be sure. ;) Thanks dear!

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    4. REMINDERS:
      *Pre-order vaccines, Payment first. WE DO NOT STOCK VACCINES.
      *Hindi po kami nag-iinject.
      *It's better to ask your doctors kung ano na dapat vaccine ang matanggap ng baby ninyo, then you could order the vaccine to me, please provide your preferred brand if you have any.
      *Recommended age and shots are based on pediatric advises. Kung may iba pang advise ang inyong doctors ay kayo na po ang bahala.
      *Pediatric and Adult vaccines may be a lot higher due to professional fees and check-up fees being charged as one on their vaccines.
      *You can ask your doctors to list down all vaccines needed and you may order these vaccines for a lesser price compared with your pedia or adult doctors.
      *You can have someone inject the vaccine through a licensed nurse or midwife (on centers, lying-in clinics). Just pay corresponding fee or pa-"merienda" to them for administering the vaccine.

      OPTIONS:
      *Can be pick-up at Rodriguez (Montalban) Rizal.
      *Delivery via grab express or lalamove within Metro Manila, Bulacan and CALABARZON (areas) only. Delivery charged may vary and shall be at your cost. With free container/s given during travel.
      *Free delivery for orders 6pcs and above.

      UPDATED PRICE LIST AS OF JULY 2018
      (Price may subject to change accordingly, per supplier's pricing)

      Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13)
      Recommended age: 2 months and above
      Recommended shots: 3 - 4
      Brand: Prevenar13
      Price: 3100

      Pneumonia
      Recommended age: 2yrs and above
      Recommended shot: 1 (lifetime)
      Brand: Pneumovax pre-filled
      Price: 1400

      Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR)
      Brand1: MMR-II
      Price: 1000
      Brand2: Tresivac
      Price: 800

      MMRV (Measles Mumps Rubella and Varicella)
      Brand: Priorix Tetra
      Price: 3500

      Measles:
      Brand: M-VAC
      Price: 700

      Chickenpox / Varicella
      Brand: Varivax
      Price: 2000

      Influenza / Flu
      Recommended shots: Once yearly
      Brand : Fluquadri
      Price: 1100
      Brand: Influvac
      Promo Price: 700

      Meningococcal
      Recommended shots: 2
      Brand: Menactra
      Price: 2900

      Hepa A
      Recommended shots: 2
      Brand: Avaxim
      Price: 1400

      Hepa B
      Brand1: Euvax Pedia
      Price: 600
      Brand2: Hepabig Pedia
      Price: 2200

      Penta vaccine (5in1)
      Brand: Pentavalent
      Price: 1500

      6in1 vaccine DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib
      Brand: Infanrix Hexa / Hexaxim
      Price: 2800

      Rotavirus
      Recommended vials: 2-3
      Brand1: Rotateq
      Price: 1800
      Brand2: Rotarix
      Price: 2200

      Typhoid
      Recommended age: 2yrs and above
      Recommended shot: 1
      Brand: Typhim
      Price: 1200

      Japanese encephalitis vaccine
      Brand: Imojev
      Price: 2100

      ADULT VACCINES

      Anti-cervical cancer vaccine for adults
      Recommended shots: 3
      Brand1: Cervarix
      Price: 2100
      Brand 2: Gardasil (Quadrivalent)
      Price: 3100

      ERIG vaccine
      Rabies vaccines

      Like our page:
      https://www.facebook.com/Vaccinedealer/

      Call or text us for faster transactions:
      09974066236
      09214478550

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  2. hi there, i am a vaccine dealer. better if mag-order na lang po kayo ng gamot mahal sa pedia. within montalban areas or nearby it lang po. 09974066236

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  3. so expensive vaccines, yet it is free with DOH health centers

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    1. I agree! :) It's really good if the vaccines are available at health centers so that parents don't need to shed a lot of money.

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  4. hi Mam... the prices indicated are of per dose? or total of the doses?... thanks Mam...

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  5. Hi Maam, if breastfeed yong baby, need pa ba mag rotavirus or di na needed? thanks

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    1. Hello! :) It's best to check with your pedia.

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  6. hello mommy joyce,ask ko lng po kung yung rotavirus is 2 tyms po tlaga,,kasi nagparotavirus ako sa baby ko nung june 2, 2018 (5 mos. & 7 days sya sa 1st session) & tapos sabi ng pedia nia next is sked ng rotavirus is bago sya mag 6 mos ulit,,

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    1. Hi Rusell! With my kid, it was two times. :)

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  7. Super helpful mommy.. thanks..

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  8. hi po. ung pcv, 2 shots is 5,000? or 5,000 per dose?

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  9. hi,anong vaccine for 1.5 months old and any idea hm?ty

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  10. REMINDERS:
    *Pre-order vaccines, Payment first. WE DO NOT STOCK VACCINES.
    *Hindi po kami nag-iinject.
    *It's better to ask your doctors kung ano na dapat vaccine ang matanggap ng baby ninyo, then you could order the vaccine to me, please provide your preferred brand if you have any.
    *Recommended age and shots are based on pediatric advises. Kung may iba pang advise ang inyong doctors ay kayo na po ang bahala.
    *Pediatric and Adult vaccines may be a lot higher due to professional fees and check-up fees being charged as one on their vaccines.
    *You can ask your doctors to list down all vaccines needed and you may order these vaccines for a lesser price compared with your pedia or adult doctors.
    *You can have someone inject the vaccine through a licensed nurse or midwife (on centers, lying-in clinics). Just pay corresponding fee or pa-"merienda" to them for administering the vaccine.

    OPTIONS:
    *Can be pick-up at Rodriguez (Montalban) Rizal.
    *Delivery via grab express or lalamove within Metro Manila, Bulacan and CALABARZON (areas) only. Delivery charged may vary and shall be at your cost. With free container/s given during travel.
    *Free delivery for orders 6pcs and above.

    UPDATED PRICE LIST AS OF JULY 2018
    (Price may subject to change accordingly, per supplier's pricing)

    Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13)
    Recommended age: 2 months and above
    Recommended shots: 3 - 4
    Brand: Prevenar13
    Price: 3100

    Pneumonia
    Recommended age: 2yrs and above
    Recommended shot: 1 (lifetime)
    Brand: Pneumovax pre-filled
    Price: 1400

    Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR)
    Brand1: MMR-II
    Price: 1000
    Brand2: Tresivac
    Price: 800

    MMRV (Measles Mumps Rubella and Varicella)
    Brand: Priorix Tetra
    Price: 3500

    Measles:
    Brand: M-VAC
    Price: 700

    Chickenpox / Varicella
    Brand: Varivax
    Price: 2000

    Influenza / Flu
    Recommended shots: Once yearly
    Brand : Fluquadri
    Price: 1100
    Brand: Influvac
    Promo Price: 700

    Meningococcal
    Recommended shots: 2
    Brand: Menactra
    Price: 2900

    Hepa A
    Recommended shots: 2
    Brand: Avaxim
    Price: 1400

    Hepa B
    Brand1: Euvax Pedia
    Price: 600
    Brand2: Hepabig Pedia
    Price: 2200

    Penta vaccine (5in1)
    Brand: Pentavalent
    Price: 1500

    6in1 vaccine DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib
    Brand: Infanrix Hexa / Hexaxim
    Price: 2800

    Rotavirus
    Recommended vials: 2-3
    Brand1: Rotateq
    Price: 1800
    Brand2: Rotarix
    Price: 2200

    Typhoid
    Recommended age: 2yrs and above
    Recommended shot: 1
    Brand: Typhim
    Price: 1200

    Japanese encephalitis vaccine
    Brand: Imojev
    Price: 2100

    ADULT VACCINES

    Anti-cervical cancer vaccine for adults
    Recommended shots: 3
    Brand1: Cervarix
    Price: 2100
    Brand 2: Gardasil (Quadrivalent)
    Price: 3100

    ERIG vaccine
    Rabies vaccines

    Like our page:
    https://www.facebook.com/Vaccinedealer/

    Call or text us for faster transactions:
    09974066236
    09214478550

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  11. Sa baby ko, Ung BCG, hepa B 1st shot at rota vaccines lng ang kinuha ko sa pedia. Yung iba katulad ng Penta vaccines, OPV and pneumococcal, libre naman sa health centers. As of the moment scheduled naman c baby for her first flu shot this oct with her pedia, and MMR shot on dec at the barangay health center. 6 months old na ang baby ko ngayon, and andami pa palang kailangan na vaccine (nabasa ko lng dito sa blog)... Tnx much!

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