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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The cost of getting a flu shot has gone down.  Beginning this week, the Southwest Health District lowered the price of a flu vaccine to only $15.

This is the peak time for flu.  There's proof of that at Phoebe Putney, where the intensive care and critical care units have been full from upper respiratory and flu cases.

Health officials hope lowering the cost of the flu vaccine, will increase the number of people who get one.

Dr. Jacqueline Grant said, "Definitely try to reduce any barriers and if there's an economic barrier to getting the flu shot, we just want to east that load a little bit so that people can come in that really need to get flu shots."

Health care workers are seeing a lot of hot spots for flu in childcare facilities and schools and want to stress the importance of getting children vaccinated.

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