Monday, October 12, 2009

Swine flu shot shipments to Bay Area delayed

The injectable version of the swine flu vaccine was supposed to arrive in doctors' offices and clinics this week, but local public health officials say they're not counting on shipments of flu shots until the end of the month.
California public health officials had said earlier this month that shots for the swine flu - a strain of influenza Type A, subtype H1N1 - would be distributed statewide starting today. The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has long targeted mid-October for the first shipments of injectable vaccine.
But in the Bay Area at least, it looks like the swine flu shot will be very hard to come by for at least a few more weeks...

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