Picture Left:October 2005: Eric Krex, 6, reacts as he is held by his mother, Margaret, while a nurse gives him a FluMist vaccination.(AP)
Friday, October 2, 2009
Long-Awaited Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Becoming Available
The long-awaited first vaccinations against swine flu — the squirt-in-the-nose kind — begin early next week in parts of the country, and states are urging people to be patient until more arrives.Just a trickle of vaccine, 600,000 doses of the nasal spray FluMist, will be divided among 21 states and four large cities by Tuesday, with more small shipments to more states later in the week. "We're moving this out as quickly as we can," said Oregon's public health director, Dr. Mel Kohn, who hopes shipments arrive in time to begin some vaccinations on Monday. "This doesn't do any good sitting in a warehouse"....