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Merck increased catalog pricing October 21, 2015

You may have received a standard notice from Merck Vaccine Division that they had changed the catalog prices on a number of vaccines. What you received probably also said you had a 30 day grace period before your pricing would take effect. Because of your membership in the PedsPal group purchasing program, that statement is incorrect! We negotiated many years ago and secured a 60 day grace period for our members.

Your pricing will not change until December 21, 2015. You should proceed to provide information to your payers to get your reimbursement adjusted to compensate for this increase. Here are the items impacted and the amount of the increase:

ITEM % CHANGE *PRICE/DOSE (12/21/15)
Rotateq® + 4% $ 71.24
Gardasil® + 9.4% $ 149.85
Gardasil-9® + 9% $ 171.65
MMR® + 5% $ 57.52
PedVaxHib® + 4% $ 21.76
ProQuad® + 7% $ 168.20
Varivax® + 7% $ 101.58
Recombivax® (Pedi but not Adult) + 10% $ 11.80
Vaqta® (Adult but not Pedi) + 9% $ 53.69
Pneumovax® + 9% $ 76.53

NOTE: * The prices shown do not include federal tax on vaccines.

Please email pedspal@cookchildrens.org if you would like to receive the entire listing of Merck vaccines, including those that did not change pricing.

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