September 30, 2009

Seasonal flu vaccine runs short — temporarily

By Kelley Luckstein

Olmsted County Public Health announced Monday that it's canceling two vaccination clinics for seasonal flu vaccine — because community response has been "overwhelming" to the health officials' urgings that people get seasonal flu vaccinations…


Unless you're a patient at Mayo Clinic (where officials say they have enough seasonal vaccine to handle expected Mayo patient volume) or Olmsted Medical Center (where, the last I knew, they had enough vaccine to handle OMC patient volume), seasonal vaccine won't be available for a few weeks…


Until then, Mayo Clinic advises: Wash your hands, wash your hand wash your hands and stay home if sick. 


Post-Bulletin, by Jeff Hansel, 09/29/09

Tags: Infectious Diseases, seasonal flu vaccine

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