Take for example his Hepa-B shot. This costs Php 1,000 per shot, and will be administered in 3 doses (do the math -- 1K x 3 = 3K). The 5-in-1 cost Php 2,500, I forgot how much the BCG shot cost. This weekend, he's getting his first dose of Rotateq - something for gastrointestinal health - which will cost Php 2,500. This is supposedly given in 3 doses, too.
We weren't sure if our pedia's charging us just the right amount so we did some research thru the net. Sample prices:
Pentaxim 7,500 (3doses)
Rotateq 7,000 (2doses)
Flu 1,600 (2dose)
Measles 900Hepa B 1,600
We couldn't help but laugh at the prices! This was from a Makati Med pedia, I think. Most of the vaccines will be given in two or three doses, some of them will be packaged together (5-in-1 and 6-in-1), and all of them are given at regular intervals, i.e. monthly. In our case, this means that every month we need to allot at least Php 3,000 and Php 5,000 at most for Yohann's immunization.
Raising a child is no cheap business. Yohann's already brave enough not to cry so much when the injection's done, but his Daddy is another story. This early, he's already starting to cry :p
Good thing is, God provides for all our needs. Hindi pa naman kami nagugutom, nananaba pa nga. Thank you, Lord! :)