Flu Vaccine Shortage Over - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/14/04

Flu Vaccine Shortage Over

The flu vaccine shortage appears to be over. Public health officials said several million more doses of the vaccine are expected from suppliers in Britain and Germany.

Oddly enough, however, a new problem is surfacing. While some doctor's offices and clinics are finally getting re-stocked with the flu shot, it turns out people don't seem to care as much anymore. Gone are the long lines we saw back in October and November. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says some states are reporting they have more vaccines than patients.

So far, Michigan is the first to lift the restrictions that limit who can get a flu shot. No word yet on whether Texas will offer the shots to more than just the high risk.

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