Monday, October 19, 2009

Local H1N1 Update for SW Washington

As I've mentioned previously, Mr. Stang falls into the "high risk" group of individuals who need to get an H1N1 virus as soon as possible. He has asthma, allergies, diabetes, and is highly prone to chest infections.  According to the most recent news release from the dept. of Public Health for SW Washington, however, our region has received smaller amounts of vaccine than anticipated to date.  About 75% less - we'll be getting 5,000 doses this week instead of the expected 19,600.

"With this smaller allocation, Public Health is limiting vaccine administration to vaccine clinics in several schools, childcare centers and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinic."  

Guess that means we need to wait a little longer, for both him and the Monkey (who is not in a childcare center/school).  They both got the regular seasonal flu vaccines last week - though the Monkey's was nasal so we're told that means he can't get an H1N1 for a month anyway (being more potent or something). 

Updates on status of vaccinations available locally will be posted at

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