With the increasing requests of some parents to have only two
vaccines given at a time, do any of you charge a co-pay when they
return in a week or two for the remaining vaccines? We have very few
requesting this, but there are some. Up front we tell them that we
do NOT immunize according to an internet doctor's alternative
schedule. We immunize according to the scheduled put forth by the
CDC and AAP. If we still cannot convince them to have the infant
receive all 4 vaccines at the visit, the only choice is to return in
one week or two weeks for the remainder. Even this additional visit
increases the workload of the entire staff.
So, we have decided to charge a co-pay for those returning due to
immunization delay per parental request. Parents will be notified
before they leave the office that the return visit will be ANOTHER co-
Those coming back for vaccine administration deferred because of
severe illness (provider recommended) will not have to pay a co-pay.
Does your office charge co-pays for additional immunization visits?
Karen Kohlruss RN BSN