7/1/14 – 5:12 A.M.
The Putnam County Health Department is changing the way it handles vaccines for children. The Lima News reports the agency will now bill private insurance for childhood immunization vaccines instead of giving them for free. The move is being made because the department is now buying the vaccines from a private company. In the past the state had provided them for free.
There are exceptions to the rule. The health department is part of the Vaccine for Children program; which pays for vaccines for uninsured children. It also covers the treatments for children on Medicaid or who have insurance that doesn’t cover vaccines.
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