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Want a flu shot? Get ready to take out a second mortgage.

With the vaccine in short supply, some people are paying as much as $1000. A 10-dose vial usually sells for about $100.

Because of a plant shutdown of one of the country's leading suppliers, only half of the expected 100 million shots will actually hit the states.

The high-priced vaccines are coming from "gray" market distributors who buy and sell drugs in short supply. But some hospitals and clinics say the distributors are committing price-gouging.