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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Get ready to grit your teeth and roll up your sleeve. Flu vaccinations are now available at all county health departments.

State health officials say everyone six months and older should get the flu shot. They highly recommend the vaccine for pregnant women, young children, adults 50 and older and people with chronic illnesses.

The Mississippi State Department of Health has released the following costs for vaccinations:

"For adults, the different types of vaccinations available this year are as follows:

  • Standard seasonal flu vaccination or nasal mist for $30;
  • Quadrivalent (four strains included rather than three) flu vaccination for $30;
  • High-dose flu vaccination for those 65 and older for $55; and
  • Pneumococcal vaccination for $83.

For children, standard seasonal flu vaccination or nasal mist is available for $30. Those 18 and under who are eligible for the Vaccines for Children program or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) can receive the vaccination for $10."

For more information about the flu vaccine, availability and symptoms, visit HealthyMS.com.

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