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KOAT, 5pm

Despite some places experiencing a shortage of this year's flu vaccine, New Mexico is expected to be OK.

The New Mexico Department said there is no shortage of the flu vaccine in the state.

The Centers for Disease Control said more than 110 million doses of the vaccine have already been given out nationwide.

Dr. Jeffrey Thomas with Lovelace Health Care Center said he gives out about 20 doses of the vaccine a day.

"The companies and the government have gotten together and made plenty of flu shots, plenty of vaccines," said Thomas.

The cost for the vaccine will vary.  But health care officials said most insurance will cover the entire cost of the vaccine. If you don't have insurance, it will cost you around $30 for the shot. 

There is also a nasal spray for those who don’t want to get the shot. The CDC says it takes about 2 weeks for the vaccine to work.

Target and Lovelace Pharmacy offer the shot for about $28 for those without insurance. Walgreens and CVS charge around $32 if you don't have insurance. The New Mexico Department of Health said it offers the shots at no cost.

There is also a nasal spray for those who don’t want to get the shot. The CDC says it takes about 2 weeks for the vaccine to work.

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