"There's a lot of mixed feelings about it 'cause they don't understand why they can't get something that they've gotten before and its because the laws have changed," said Kay Durilla, head nurse at the Taylor County Health Clinic.
Just ask Bonnie Woods, whose son is about to enter middle school and will have to receive a number of vaccines, but now she'll have to pay more for it.
"In an effort to try to save money I would have gone to the health department, however it'll just be more money for me out of my pocket to have to pay for co-pay," she said.
That's because her son 's insurance covers the majority of the vaccines he needs.
New state changes no longer permit him to get the shots at a public health center where she wouldn't have to pay the traditional doctors fee.
Places like the Taylor Co. Public Health Clinic are providing an alternative.
"We have available private stocked pediatric vaccines we have bought, but it does cost money," said Durilla.
It could cost parents hundreds of dollars.
Vaccines like the one for the chicken pox costs $120 alone.
Parents can get a slip to be reimbursed by their private insurance, but they'll still have to cough up the cash up front.
Staff at the Abilene Independent School District (AISD) say they've forewarned parents.
"You know we have been sending out notices and trying to inform parents that this is coming and not to wait til the last minute because if they are delinquent on the first day they will not be able to go to school," said Linda Langston, director of health services for AISD.
So now parents like Woods will have to save a little more cash and prepare ahead of time.
"I'm a little frustrated there's always changes and you kind of have to do what they tell you to do," said Woods.