September 29, 2009

Rochester supply of flu vaccine short

By Kelley Luckstein

People of Olmsted County, you've done your job.

 So many of you have gotten vaccinated against seasonal influenza that local providers are nearing the end of their vaccine supply -- but more is on the way.

"Mayo Clinic has an adequate supply of seasonal influenza vaccine to handle the patients we anticipated," Mayo spokesman Bryan Anderson said. But, he noted, "in order to ensure Mayo Clinic patients have seasonal vaccine available, we are only dispensing vaccine to Mayo Clinic patients at this time. Mayo reiterates the need to wash hands frequently and to stay home when sick."

 Post-Bulletin by Jeff Hansel, 09/28/09

 Additional flu vaccine coverage:

CBC News

Washington Times

Tags: Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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