We all know that having our children vaccinated is a must for their protection against diseases, but it’s also a fact that completing that immunization chart costs an arm and a leg. I swear, when Gwen finished her series of “shots” when she was around 2 years old, I was relieved. Parang natapos na ako sa gastos. Coughing up 3,000-5,000 pesos every pedia visit is no joke. Now that Gwen is 4 years old, our pedia reminded us that it’s time for her booster shots especially the chicken pox since uso daw ngayon.
We paid Php 3,400 for her chicken pox booster at her pedia in St. Lukes. But I remembered that a friend told me about Jacob’s Ladder Immunization Center that offers cheaper vaccines. They said that vaccines at Jacob’s are 30% cheaper than the ones at the doctor’s clinic. In our case, when I compared the price, it’s around Php 1,000 cheaper. You don’t have to worry because there’s also a doctor that will administer the vaccine.
Here is the list of the vaccines available at Jacob’s Ladder Immunization Center with their prices (as of March 2015):
|Cervarix||HPV Cervical Cancer||2,300
|Gardasil||HPV Cervical Cancer||4,000|
|Engerix/Euvax||Hepatitis B - Pedia||600|
|Engerix B||Hepatitis B - Adult||800|
|Havrix 720/Avaxim||Hepatitis A - Pedia||1,200|
|Havrix 1440||Hepatitis A - Adult||2,300|
|Act Hib/Hiberix||Haemophilus Influenzae type B||850|
|Infanrix 6 in 1||DPT+Polio+Hib+Hep B||2,400|
|Typhim Vi/Typbar||Typhoid Fever||1,000|
|Synflorix||PCV 10 - Pneumococcal||2,800
|Prevenar||PCV 13 - Pneumococcal||4,200|
|Pneumovax 23/Pneumo 23||PPV - Pneumococcal||1,400
Ang laking tipid di ba? You can check if your doctor uses the same brand with Jacob’s Ladder and then compare the prices.
Before, they have a clinic inside SM Southmall. But now they moved to a different location. For those in Manila, they also have a branch in UN.
Jacob’s Ladder Immunization Center’s Branches
Main Branch: 525 Puso ng Maynila Arcade, U.N. Ave., cor Mabini St., Ermita Manila
Clinic Hours: Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm / Saturday 8am to 5pm
Contact numbers: (02)404-3796/404-1189/(0922)-346-9519
Landmark: in front of Mayfair Tower along U.N. Ave.
Las Piñas: 2/F D’ Grand Bldg., Alabang-Zapote Rd., Las Piñas City
Clinic Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm / Saturday 9am to 5pm
Contact numbers: (02)478-4707/(0943)476-8715
Landmark: in between Meralco and UPH (TIMES)
Cavite: LGF Robinsons (Pala-pala), Dasmariñas City
Clinic Hours: 10AM TO 8PM
Contact numbers: (046)416-3791/(0932)332-0158
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jacobsladdercaresforme