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Key points:The average cost of a flu shot for the first three months of 2017 is $95, while for the next two months, it’s $115The flu shot is available at most pharmacies nationwide, and it costs about $5 per doseThe average flu shot costs about the same as a vaccine but can cost up to $95US health officials have warned that this trend will continue and that prices will eventually come down.
The rise in prices is in line with a trend seen across the developed world, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The average price of flu shots is up 9.5% in 2017, from a year ago, according the CDC.
The increase was driven by rising costs for generic versions that are cheaper to make.
The price of a generic flu shot has been rising every year since the beginning of 2017, according a CDC statement.
The average US flu shot cost about $105 last year.
That cost was $55 per shot, or about $1,000 a year.
The generic flu shots that are available in the United States are much cheaper, and they cost $5.49 a shot.
The cost of the generic version of the flu shot that was released in 2018, however, was more expensive, costing $85.
That was $4,000 per shot.
In 2018, the average cost for a flu vaccine for children aged 0-18 was $125.
That price was $120 per shot while it was cheaper than a generic version, but the generic vaccine cost about 10 times as much.
In the United Kingdom, the generic flu vaccine cost £75, while the generic shots cost £35.
In Australia, the cost of an influenza vaccine for kids aged 0 to 6 was £50, while that cost was more than double that of a brand-name version.
The Australian government said it was working to introduce a national influenza vaccine.
In January, the British government announced it was reducing the price of its flu shot to $10.50 per dose, and the price had remained steady at $25.
The cost of generic versions had increased by more than 500%.
Last year, British health authorities also said it would introduce a new generic version for children, which was available for about $6.50 a dose.
The government said the cost increase was due to the rise in demand for the flu vaccine and the higher costs associated with it.
“We are committed to reducing the cost for families in this country to support vaccination,” the government said in a statement.