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In search of a flu shot

Last Friday the broadcast networks carried big stories about the flu outbreak, with Kansas one of the states most seriously impacted. “Get a flu shot”, they said … and that there is plenty of flu vaccine available.
Saturday morning I took off for my grandson’s basketball game, planning for a flu shot on the way, at my doctor’s office in west Wichita. They were out of vaccine, had been out for two days.
At a national chain drug store the young pharmacist spent about 10 minutes on a computer to determine if my company insurance would pay for the shot. It would not. When he told me the shot cost 48 dollars, I left. At a Dillons store nearby I got the shot … quickly and professionally … for 25 bucks. They had only a few doses left.
If price is a concern, make a few phone calls before you get the shot … and to make sure they even have the vaccine.
Our thought for today is from Jackie Mason:
“It’s no longer a question of staying healthy. It’s a question of finding a sickness you like.”

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01/14/2013 1:00AM
In search of a flu shot
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