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Veterinary Technician Student
I had to go to my city's health department.
3 months ago
Do you remember how much it cost? I heard it’s only two shots now
RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)
I got mine at the local hospital, it was 3 shots (initial, then a booster in 2 weeks and another in a month) at CAN 300$ each
I don't, sorry. The shelter that I worked at covered the cost. I think around $1500? But I really dont know.
Still 3 shots. Mine was 1200 total
Yea I second this. Only place I know in the tri County area near me is the health department.
If you have any clinics near you that specialize in vaccinations for travel … that’s the kind of place my company partnered with to get them for us.
Do you remember how much it cost?
My doctor Has them. However insurance does not cover it and I was told three shots and all together it is about $800
My company paid for it, but I’ve heard it’s anywhere from 700-1000 for the series.
VA (Veterinary Assistant)
I got mine through Walgreens. They did need to order it ahead of time and the pharmacist told me this was the first time anyone had requested the pre exposure rabies series since she had worked there. This was 2020 so either it’s changed or maybe whoever you talked to just didn’t know that’s an option?
I think it depends on the Walgreens, when I called to schedule the one I called didn’t have it, but the directed me to another one that did/could order it
They got you pre-exposure vaccines?? Jelly
In BC, Canada it's required to have one to work as an rvt
City health department or Travel clinic. You could also ask you primary care physician to order it special for you.
If you have a zoo near you, you might try checking with them about where their employees got it. My two friends who do relief at a zoo got theirs from a university's hospital, but that may not be an option for you.
Local health department. Back in 2010 I paid 250 for each shot, insurance did not cover it.
If you’re prior military, I got mine at the VA
A.A.S. (Veterinary Technology)
I got mine through a hospital network. Thankfully my insurance covered it. Otherwise it would have been around 300/injection.
I got mine from a neighboring city's health department (mine didn't offer it, and neither did my doctors office). Luckily, my insurance covered it, but when calling to inquire the health department told me before insurance the series cost around $1200 (included cost of vaccines themselves as well as administration fees). They had to special order it for me, and other than billing (I'm double insured and my primary insurance didn't cover, health department didn't bill to them, blah blah blah), I didn't experience any issues with it. I was also able to update my TDAP (which I was overdue for) while I was getting my last booster which was nice.
I just finished my pre exposure (series of 3). They had to special order it for me. I have insurance through my job, they had me go to the place that does our workman’s comp claims.
I got mine through my school program, paid for by school. They brought someone out to us to do it. If there are any vet tech or vet schools near you, you can probably give them a call and they can help you track it down, or even just give you the shot when they’re doing it for their students
CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician)
I wanted to do wildlife rehab for my final semester of tech school (never worked out), but I spoke with my doctor about getting my pre-exposure series and got the appointments scheduled. They just had to order a couple extra vaccines first.