Calif. Counties Report Delays in Obtaining Seasonal Flu Vaccines
Many counties in California and across the country are reporting delays in obtaining vaccines for seasonal influenza, PublicCEO reports.
Fresno and Yolo counties are awaiting new shipments of the vaccine.
Thomas Skinner, CDC spokesperson, said the U.S. has disbursed 50 million vaccine doses out of the 114 million expected. He said more doses will be shipped soon.
Experts say the outbreak of H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, has complicated efforts to immunize people for the seasonal flu (Long, PublicCEO, 9/28).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.