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Some doctors may drop costly vaccines

Boston Globe, December 1, 2008
About one in 10 doctors who vaccinate privately insured children might drop that service largely because they are losing money when they do it, according to a survey. A second survey revealed startling differences between what doctors pay for vaccines and what private health insurers reimburse: For example, one in 10 doctors lost money on one recommended infant vaccine, but others made almost $40 per dose on the same shot.