How to Get Free Vaccinations for Your Newborn (Infographic and Tips)

by - September 04, 2017


As a new mother, minimizing your household expenses is not only a want but an absolute must.

With a newborn,  your monthly expenses can get to an all-time high. The icing sa ibabaw ng cupcake mo when it comes to newborn expenses is the cost of vaccines.

A single shot can cost you as high as 5,600 PHP, and you need to spend that thrice in a year!

The good news is, you can get free vaccines through your local health center. Here's how you do it.

  1. While still pregnant, go to your respective Barangay Health Center.
  2. Avail of their free pre-natal checkups at least twice. If you have a private OB, bring your Mother's Book.
  3. The soonest possible time after giving birth, have your baby checked at the Barangay Health Center.
  4. Avail of the free vaccinations for babies below 1 year old. If you have a private pediatrician, bring your Baby's Book.

Tips on how to get free vaccinations:

  • Know the schedule of your health center first. In Bacayan, Cebu City, in particular, their pre-natal checkups are every Tuesday and the vaccinations are every Wednesday
  • Always bring your Family Card with you during visits to the Health Center. This is the white card they provide to you, where your baby's vaccination record is documented.
  • Bring a few pesos with you for the donation. This is optional, but it's always nice to give something back :-)

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