Are Flu Shots Worth the Money?

We're barely half way through the flu season and many still haven't received their annual flu shots.

With all the focus on H1N1 (Swine Flu), studies show many Americans haven't received the standard flu shot yet this year. Price gouging is certainly going on in some quarters, but it'll cost you a lot more if you mmiss work or have to stay home with your sick child. The cost will be far much more than the expense of a flu shot.

Many county health departments have created cheap or free clinics for flu innoculations. While it's true you may have to wait in line for some time, it can be well worth the time for those at risk. 

In addition, many drugstores and supermarket pharmacies offer flu shots that take mere minutes, sometimes offering a discount on future purchases. You also can receive a flu shot through a doctor's office or county health clinic. The American Lung Association offers a flu shot locator by zip code, including hours of service.

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