How much do the first round of shots cost for a puppy?

Original Question: What’s the cost of vaccines for a 5-week-old German Shepherd puppy? -

How much do the first round of shots cost for a puppy? May 3, 2018

Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

The answer to this question can wildly vary but I can give you a few ideas.

I would say that an average price for a physical examination, consultation and vaccination visit for a puppy receiving the first round of shots will range from $60 to $100 at most private clinics. You can call around for estimates and you will get a range of prices. It is not standardized as most clinics are independently owned by individuals.

Aside from that, if you are looking to reduce the cost, you could consider visiting a humane society or public entity that offers low-cost vaccination visits. This may not occur in a regular hospital but could be a rescue type facility that opens for a particular day and offers this. You may have to get on a waiting list to receive the opportunity and you may not be able to create an ongoing relationship with the doctor that you visit with. These are often pop-up days where you can receive the vaccination for a reduced fee so timing it could be difficult. You can start by searching the internet for humane societies, shelters, and ‘vaccine clinics’ in your area that offers this service.

Best of luck,

Dr. Greenway

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