What vaccines do people need? Where can you get vaccines?

Where can I get vaccinated? Does insurance cover vaccinations? How much does an out-of-pocket vaccination cost? As of September 2010, the Health Care Reform Law requires insurance companies to cover certain preventive treatments, including general vaccinations, although in reality there are many “yes, but….” subtleties and some “grandfathered” insurance plans are exempt from this law. […]

How much does that flu shot cost? And does it really work?

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

  Are flu shots effective? We don’t give medical advice here at clearhealthcosts, but we do talk about consumer-smart decisions. So we were interested to see the effectiveness issue engaged: “For vaccine manufacturers, it’s a bonanza: Influenza shots — given every year, unlike many other vaccines — are a multibillion-dollar global business. But how good […]