One in three Americans are expected to be sick from the flu this winter, and the number of people getting the shot is expected to climb as well, according to a new study.
Read moreThe National Institutes of Health has announced the flu season will begin on November 1, and that the flu vaccine is already available to the public in Arizona and parts of the Southwest.
But the number and cost of the flu shots will increase over the course of the year.
The average cost of a flu shot, or “fever vaccine,” in the United States is $750.
That’s $2,000 more than the average cost for the vaccine in 2014, and $9,000 higher than the price paid in 2012.
In a statement, the CDC said the average price for a flu vaccine in the U.S. this winter is $7,700, which is nearly double the average for the first half of the season, and about $8,100 higher than last year.
But the cost will increase.
In fact, the average yearly cost of influenza vaccines in the country is about $12,300.
That includes costs associated with administering the vaccine to people who are sick, as well as testing the vaccine.
The vaccine has been around since 2007, but has been expensive.
In 2018, the cost of flu shots for adults and children increased about 25 percent over the previous year.
For some people, the price of the shot will rise even more, but it is not clear whether that will be enough to keep people from getting the vaccine, said Andrew Wakefield, a senior scientist at the World Health Organization, in an interview with CNNMoney.
He said it was possible the price could rise in a number of areas, including more than one-third of the U