US sees regional shortages of flu shots

As of Oct. 16, 154.6 million dosages of the influenza vaccine had actually been sent out throughout the U.S., an 18.7 percent boost over 2017, the in 2015 with comparable numbers readily available, according to the CDC. The overall number of influenza shots available for this flu season is approximated to be 194 million to 198 million, a 24.9 percent to 27.5 percent boost from 2017..

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But Dr. Tan stated vaccine scarcities have been a regional problem and should not interrupt the national vaccine level or cause an immunization issue, the center reported..

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Beginning in September, reports began appearing that flu shots were running low or ran out stock in places around the country, Litjen Tan, PhD, primary method officer of the Immunization Action Coalition and co-chair of the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit, informed the center..

The U.S. is seeing local circulation obstacles for influenza shots due to the fact that of a huge surge in demand early in this flu season, according to the University of Minnesotas Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy..

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Vaccine distributors, including Cardinal, and producers, including Sanofi, informed the Denver pharmacy that there may not be any influenza shots left after all preorders are filled..

A community drug store in Denver, Capitol Heights Pharmacy, reported that the 400 vaccines it had purchased for this flu season prior to the COVID-19 pandemic were passed Sept. 26, even though it was 100 more shots than it purchased in 2019, according to the center..

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