What is the Average Cost of a Flu Shot? Average Influenza/Flu Shot Price

Flu shots are very effective in preventing influenza and hold very few risks and side effects. Many health insurance plans cover flu shots, leaving you to bear an out-of-pocket expense from nil to a co-pay of up to 15. Several employers offer the insurance coverage to their employees to keep them protected from the seasonal flu attacks. Flu shots can be obtained from a doctor, health service unit, local drug store and some supermarkets. Pregnant women are warned against taking the flu shots without consulting a physician. Influenza is a respiratory infection and the resultant illness like cough and muscle ache lasts up to a fortnight. Flu vaccine is prepared from the fluids of chick embryos. The average cost of a flu shot is $10 to $30.

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