Flu shot shortages cause worry for East Texans
POSTED: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 4:49pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 3:51am
We've heard so much about the threat of the flu this season- from swine flu to seasonal flu, people are rushing to get vaccinated, and we're told that's causing many places to run out of shots completely.
With the swine flu and seasonal flu looming, the number one piece of advice you've probably heard is "get your flu shots."
But what if you're too late?
With the high demand for shots this season, many health centers are running low, or are completely out, of the vaccine.
Health officials say, they're hoping to get more, but it may take a while.
But good news for east texans, officials from East Texas Medical Center say they may have a little more time before weathering the flu storm.
"The good news for us in this area is that our flu doesn't normally come to use until December or January," says Barbara Hodo. "So we've got perhaps a little bit longer than some folks when the flu strikes in the early fall and winter."
Follow this link to answer all your seasonal and swine flu questions: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/txflu/default.shtm