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Does healthcare reform cover immunizations for children?

Joane Goodroe
Nursing

Beginning September 23, 2010, children 0 through 18 years that are enrolled in new group or individual private health plans will be eligible to receive vaccines recommended by the ACIP prior to September 2009 without any cost-sharing requirements when provided by an in-network provider.

Immunizations include: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Quadrivalent Human, Papillomavirus vaccine for females, Inactivated Poliovirus, Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal, Rotavirus, and Varicella.

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