New Concerns About Another Flu Vaccine Shortage

by Jon Henshaw

Although it’s really too early to tell, Jon Brodkin, of the Daily News Tribune, reports that some officials fear there will be another flu vaccine shortage.

(Massachusetts) State health officials are warning the influenza vaccine supply could be similar to last year’s, when an early shortage of flu shots caused widespread public concern and forced regulators to place strict limits on who could be vaccinated…

…”It is possible that the total supply of influenza vaccine in the U.S. will be similar to last year,” the DPH wrote. “Because the status of the national supply of influenza vaccine is not known yet, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is not yet able to inform providers about their allocation of state-supplied influenza vaccine.”

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2005 at 3:21 pm and is filed under Health, Cold and Flu Remedies. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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