FLU season and how much did you pay?

  1. I am curious

    How much did you have to pay for flu vaccine?

    I just paid $74.00 for ten dose vial.

    Does not seem to be a shortage ..but it certainly is pricey this year!!

    Looking forward to hearing from you
  2. Visit darla80 profile page

    About darla80

    Joined: Mar '00; Posts: 237; Likes: 6
    office nurse


  3. by   MommyRn39
    We don't pay anything. I guess we're fortunate. I live in Ontario, Canada and we have a government funded universal flu shot program that supplies flu shots to everyone. One thing I have found is that the flu shots are late this year. Normally they come out mid-September and here we are early/mid October and we still don't have our flu shots.

    How many doses did you order this year? I ordered the same amount that I gave last year, 300, but I'm hoping to get more in.
  4. by   WashYaHands
    We paid $74 for a 10 dose vial this year. I'm finding that the last dose is coming up a tad short of 0.5cc, and I'm very careful not to "spew" any from previous dose removals.

  5. by   darla80
    Hi Linda

    I like that.. washya hands... cute
    yes I noticed the same thing.. have to be careful with dose amount

    I orderd my second 100 doses and got a reduced rate of 66.00 per vial.

    Medicare is only paying $6.23 per injection.. I guess we are expected to subsidize the health care.

    How much are you charging for the flu shots?

    wow Canada rocks!!! Flu shots for free. I wll have to chat with you a little more.

    Have a great night!! *darla**
  6. by   WashYaHands
    At my school clinic we charge $11.00, but we're not out to make a huge profit. I also do flu vaccine clinics for a nationally known company on the side, and they charge $18.00.

  7. by   darla80

    Have you seen any cases of the flu?

    We have had some true bronchitis and pneumonia but no flu yet

    I took my injection yesterday..
    How about you..Have you taken your flu shot yet?
  8. by   WashYaHands
    I haven't seen any flu cases yet. I got my flu shot a few weeks ago.

  9. by   oramar
    It always seems that after a shortage of anything the price goes up and the shortage goes away. It appears that works for gas, oil and coal and flu vaccines. My HMO covers flu shots if you get them at your PCP. The year of the shortage they would cover them other places but only if your PCP was out. I got my short no charge, not even a deductable for office visit.