October 16, 2009

First doses of H1N1 vaccine on the way

First doses of H1N1 vaccine on the way
By MARVIN BAKER
EDITOR
The first doses of H1N1 vaccine should be arriving in northwestern North Dakota within the next few days, however, priority groups will be the first to get the shots, according to Daphne Clark, public information officer for the Upper Missouri District Health Unit in Williston.
“We plan on vaccinating in our four county offices with the small quantities that will be coming in to start with,” Clark said. “Private clinics and pharmacies have also ordered.”
Clark added dates and times of local clinics to be giving the shots have yet to be decided.
She said the health industry is still unclear on how severe H1N1 could be this flu season. At the present time, Clark said it appears that H1N1 will be about as severe as seasonal flu, but everyone must keep in mind that seasonal flu kills 36,000 people in the United States every year.
 


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