Manya Gupta

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The average wholesale price of a dose of seasonal flu vaccine is $10. But it costs $24.99, for the vial and the shot, at a local pharmacy like Walgreens. It is likely that it may cost you even more if you get at a doctor's office.

You may think that the drastic increase in prices is a consequence of operating costs and profit margins. Experts however say overheads apart, the health care supply chain also plays a major role in contributing to the increased costs.