A friend of mine went to our PCP with a scheduled appointment specifically for a flu shot for her 3 yr old daughter. Due to the fact that my friend is pregnant and had a very difficult time getting pregnant, she is taking every precaution she can to have a healthy pregnancy. When she got to the office and waited her turn with a scared 3 yr old she was then told they were out of the flu shot for "insurance " patients and only had the free ones for "Medicaid" patients! Of course she was livid when they tried to tell her that after waiting 45 mins her daughter would not be allowed to receive a "Medicaid " shot. After getting extremely upset (plus hormones) and telling them that her tax dollars pay for those "free" shots they finally gave in and vaccinated her daughter.
Do you think it is right for them to have separate supplies of vaccinations? And when one is depleted , deny someone because they don't/ do have insurance?
on Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:59 AM