S.F. Bay Area Hospitals, Pharmacies Report Temporary Shortage of Influenza Vaccine
On Friday, state officials said some hospitals and pharmacies in the San Francisco Bay Area are experiencing shortages of the vaccine for influenza. Spokespersons for CVS and Walgreen confirmed that some of their locations would be without the vaccine for 48 hours, until a new shipment could arrive. In addition, patients have faced long lines to obtain the s vaccines at local hospitals.
- "Flu Vaccine Shortage at Bay Area Hospitals, Pharmacies" (Seipel et al., San Jose Mercury News, 1/10).