Flu Mist

The nasal flu mist will be available at a discounted price at The Brunswick County Health Department on Friday. Although some insurance companies won't cover the cost, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina says its patients can receive help with the out of pocket expense.

The department will be getting 80 doses of the mist and says more can be ordered if needed. The manufacturer of the mist is offering a 25-dollar mail-in rebate for the flu vaccine.

The flu mist is recommended only for people between the ages of 5 and 50. You must be in good health to use it, and the mist is not for pregnant women.

Reported by Heather Higgins: hhiggins@wect.com