We are on a shared medical plan instead of using insurance since it’s cheaper for our current circumstance. However, things like getting shots at our regular pediatrician’s office can be so stinkin’ expensive when you’re paying for it all out of pocket! That is why I’m so grateful that the health department is able to provide what my daughter needs at just $8 per shot. We literally save hundreds doing it this way! I know it can sound silly to say I’m grateful for the health department, but for me, it’s important to be mindful of things even like this that are such blessings for our family.