Skip to comments.Report: More Than 70 Million Doses of H1N1 Vaccine May Have to Be Discarded
Posted on 04/01/2010 12:39:12 PM PDT by metmom
When the H1N1 vaccine first became available last fall, the doses were worth their weight in gold to many people desperate to get the shot, but now its being reported the government is about to throw away millions of those precious vaccines.
The news comes just days after health officials warned Americans the H1N1 flu season is not over yet, with the Southeast reporting an increase in cases of the virus.
According to a report in the Washington Post, less than half of the 229 million doses of the vaccine the government bought to fight the virus have been administered, which leaves an estimated 71.5 million doses that will have to be discarded if they are not used before they expire.
Still, government officials said they are satisfied with the effort.
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I’m sure they’ll find some way to salvage the vaccines.
Never let a good crisis go to waste. Imagine if this had been a GOP administration.
First, not enough...then, too much.
Typical Government Deal.
and who paid for these vaccines?
Don't worry...next time it will be mandatory...
You watch, there’ll be a lot of hype about the virus again as fall sets in the the winter flu season is upon us.
I figure that they’re going to try to convince everyone that there’s still danger from it and if that doesn’t work, make it mandatory for school children to prevent an epidemic.
Or they’ll use the other tactic I heard about and that’s to incorporate it into the regular seasonal flu vaccine so that if you take that one you get both. No optional separate shots.
Charge it to Kathleen Sebelius. We Kansans warned you she was an idiot.
I don’t have a clue.
Only 1 in 4 got the vaccine so there are a lot more doses sitting around...
There it is... Their effort and intentions were good. What more do you want?
Well THAT explains the current run on the news claiming about a “resurgence” of H1N1 epidemic and if you haven’t received your vaccine you had better run out and get one!
Not joking, I have seen at least three reports on this on the local news.
May God help us with these certifiable morons/charlatans micromanaging our healthcare.
HA! See my post #15 about the local news over the past few days.
H1N1? I thought we were all supposed to be dead by now?
Just make sure you cough into your sleeve.
and this is aside from the tens of millions of doses they have already discarded into the bodies of naive Americans.