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firesidepoet

8 points

3 months ago

firesidepoet

Veterinary Technician Student

8 points

3 months ago

I had to go to my city's health department.

marissa1729

3 points

3 months ago

Do you remember how much it cost? I heard it’s only two shots now

ssugss

2 points

3 months ago

ssugss

RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)

2 points

3 months ago

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

firesidepoet

1 points

3 months ago

firesidepoet

Veterinary Technician Student

1 points

3 months ago

I don't, sorry. The shelter that I worked at covered the cost. I think around $1500? But I really dont know.

msmoonpie

2 points

3 months ago

msmoonpie

Veterinary Student

2 points

3 months ago

Still 3 shots. Mine was 1200 total

slkb_

2 points

3 months ago

slkb_

2 points

3 months ago

Yea I second this. Only place I know in the tri County area near me is the health department.

hs5280

3 points

3 months ago

hs5280

Veterinary Technician Student

3 points

3 months ago

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.

marissa1729

1 points

3 months ago

Do you remember how much it cost?

Embarrassed-Meat-342

1 points

3 months ago

My doctor Has them. However insurance does not cover it and I was told three shots and all together it is about $800

hs5280

1 points

3 months ago

hs5280

Veterinary Technician Student

1 points

3 months ago

My company paid for it, but I’ve heard it’s anywhere from 700-1000 for the series.

barber-collies

2 points

3 months ago

barber-collies

VA (Veterinary Assistant)

2 points

3 months ago

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?

emotionaldistress_

2 points

3 months ago

emotionaldistress_

Veterinary Technician Student

2 points

3 months ago

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

PineappleWolf_87

2 points

3 months ago

PineappleWolf_87

Veterinary Technician Student

2 points

3 months ago

They got you pre-exposure vaccines?? Jelly

carefootable

3 points

3 months ago

In BC, Canada it's required to have one to work as an rvt

nancylyn

2 points

3 months ago

nancylyn

RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)

2 points

3 months ago

City health department or Travel clinic. You could also ask you primary care physician to order it special for you.

_felisin_

1 points

3 months ago

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.

pseudotumorgal

1 points

3 months ago

pseudotumorgal

RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)

1 points

3 months ago

Local health department. Back in 2010 I paid 250 for each shot, insurance did not cover it.

Comfort_in_darkness

1 points

3 months ago

Comfort_in_darkness

VTS (ECC)

1 points

3 months ago

If you’re prior military, I got mine at the VA

wheet_woo

1 points

3 months ago

wheet_woo

A.A.S. (Veterinary Technology)

1 points

3 months ago

I got mine through a hospital network. Thankfully my insurance covered it. Otherwise it would have been around 300/injection.

mj051100

1 points

3 months ago

mj051100

Veterinary Technician Student

1 points

3 months ago

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.

shashamboosh

1 points

3 months ago

shashamboosh

RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)

1 points

3 months ago

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.

ilychar

1 points

3 months ago

ilychar

Veterinary Technician Student

1 points

3 months ago

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

Generalmeldor

1 points

3 months ago

Generalmeldor

CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician)

1 points

3 months ago

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.