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Does Your Area have a Shortage of Flu and H1N1 Vaccines? (Vanity and information gathering)
10.31.09 | chickensoup

Posted on 10/31/2009 6:46:02 PM PDT by mlmr

I am just checking to see how the vaccines have been made available throughout the country. I have seen posts on the site saying that they are in short supply in some areas and other posters are saying there are no problems getting them.

I would like it if you could tell us your state and what is the status of the vaccine availablilty in the area.

I want to make sure that the vaccines have not been made a political football. That we havent yet turned into an African kleptocratcy.


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KEYWORDS: area; flu; h1n; h1n1; influenza; shortage; swineflu; vaccine; vaccines
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Southern Maine Has run out of both vaccines for healthcare and other high risk workers.
1 posted on 10/31/2009 6:46:04 PM PDT by mlmr
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To: mlmr

Plenty of vaccines at Gitmo.

Ohh. And the White House too.


2 posted on 10/31/2009 6:48:08 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: mlmr

Got all I need.


3 posted on 10/31/2009 6:48:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: mlmr

I don’t know and I don’t care. No vaccine for me or my loved ones, not today, not ever.


4 posted on 10/31/2009 6:49:44 PM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: mlmr

In Ohio (NE), the yearly flu shots available, don’t know about the H1N1.


5 posted on 10/31/2009 6:49:45 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: mlmr

Not yet available in Vermont. Our pharmacy, which normally distributes flu vaccine, says they have applied but haven’t even been told if they are getting it or not. Nor has our doctor’s office.

I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I’ve heard that one measure of priority is population—and Vermont has a small population.

That doesn’t make much sense, but it’s good enough for government purposes, I expect.


6 posted on 10/31/2009 6:50:56 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mlmr

Yes, the H1N1 flu clinics have been cancelled because of the incompetence of the Obama administration to provide the vaccines.


7 posted on 10/31/2009 6:52:11 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (DEFUND THE FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE NOW!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Incompetence or planned.


8 posted on 10/31/2009 6:54:12 PM PDT by mlmr (Angry with what leftists are doing to our country, our children and our culture...)
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To: mlmr

In the Rochester, NY area flu clinics have been cancelled because of vaccine availability.


9 posted on 10/31/2009 6:57:46 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine
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To: mlmr
At the clinic where I am a client, which is attached to the largest hospital in the area, there is no seasonal vaccine and no H1N1 vaccine available.

At another much smaller clinic there is pediatric seasonal vaccine, no H1N1 vaccine and I don't know about adult seasonal vaccine.

There is no seasonal vaccine at Public Health. Don't know about swine vaccine.

have not seen FluMist anywhere.

My kids were both running 103+ F temps in the last week with the hoarse cough and so they are de factoimmunized against the current H1N1 strain (after having suffered through it and being diagnosed by the local ER). No seasonal strain has appeared here.

The kids got sick even though they had been taking 1,000 IU D3 daily.

We parents have not gotten sick, or not sick enough to say it is the flu.

10 posted on 10/31/2009 6:58:00 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: mlmr

Seasonal flu vaccine and shots no longer available at the big walk-in pharmacies (Walgreens, Walmart, Safeway, etc.) in California’s Central Valley, as far as I can tell. Findaflushot.com confirms. Waited too long this year to get mine. Wife tells me it’s still available at some hospitals in the area, if I want to go there.

HIN1 available next week at Walgreens.


11 posted on 10/31/2009 7:00:02 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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HIN1 available next week at Walgreens.

Call before you go. I'm just relaying what the lady at Walgreen's told me when I called about seasonal flu shots.

12 posted on 10/31/2009 7:05:45 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: mlmr
What, you can't walk into your supermarket and get a flu shot?

Ran me $45 to get shots for the whole family at our local Vons(Safeway/Kroger). Just the normal flu shot, though. The H1N1 wasn't out at the time.

13 posted on 10/31/2009 7:06:45 PM PDT by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: steve86

We think we already had it — everyone had fever, cough and muscle aches.

DD said shots were supposed to be given at the middle school but have been postponed.

I don’t think the kids need them, now.


14 posted on 10/31/2009 7:10:18 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (Obama = Nixon II)
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To: mlmr
I work in a Dr. ofc in So. GA. No HiNi vacine yet & don't know when. Seasonal flu vaccine was sent, but only have what was asked for. Health Depts are advertising that they have it.
15 posted on 10/31/2009 7:12:17 PM PDT by helpisontheway (God Bless & protect America, the country I love.)
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To: mlmr
I work in a Dr. ofc in So. GA. No HiNi vacine yet & don't know when. Seasonal flu vaccine was sent, but only have what was asked for. Health Depts are advertising that they have it.
16 posted on 10/31/2009 7:12:26 PM PDT by helpisontheway (God Bless & protect America, the country I love.)
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To: LibWhacker
http://www.flucliniclocator.org is a good site, the one you quoted states that they ran out of vaccine (and updating) on September 15th.
17 posted on 10/31/2009 7:13:34 PM PDT by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: mlmr

Sorry, I wouldn’t know because I haven’t asked...I and my immediate family are not worried about it. This flu has been around for years and the statistics just don’t warrant getting in enough panic to get a vaccine that is iffy at best.

I haven’t been paying attention, but haven’t seen much in the local news calling for a panic attack.


18 posted on 10/31/2009 7:15:33 PM PDT by RowdyFFC (The opinion of a wise Welshtino woman...)
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To: mlmr
Why would I care?

My federal government is telling me this is a problem and it lies to me about everything else.

Why should I believe this one thing?

19 posted on 10/31/2009 7:16:10 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: mlmr

I guess there isn’t any available in King County (Seattle area). My friend was supposed to be giving H1NI vaccines and hasn’t been due to no supply.


20 posted on 10/31/2009 7:17:05 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: mlmr

Be glad. I work in pharmaceutical manufacturing and none of my family is going to get this vaccine. Too many unanswered questions.


21 posted on 10/31/2009 7:23:00 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: mlmr

Most all clinics in SE Wisconsin were cut short. Supply not meeting demand.


22 posted on 10/31/2009 7:31:57 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: kingu

An employee told me he’s recovered from H1N1 here at a what you said store. He’s strapping, athletic, about 27 y.o.

He looks paler and skinnier, and quieter. A strange red line running across his left eyebrow.

Only case I’ve known of so far. The rest of us have been mowed down by allergies.


23 posted on 10/31/2009 7:33:13 PM PDT by txhurl (It's only a matter of time before FreeRepublic has this fraud's scalp on our lodge pole.)
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To: mlmr

I went to my doctors today in Fredericksburg VA and got both shots with no hassle. They are only giving the H1N1 vacine to high risk individuals (I have COPD).

SF


24 posted on 10/31/2009 7:38:01 PM PDT by SwampFoxOfVa
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To: mlmr

Shortage of seasonal flu vaccine in Atlantic County NJ - County Health cancelled half of their regularly scheduled flu-shot clinics in early October, and don’t know when they’ll be getting the vaccine to continue - doctors in the area are out of vaccine, and public spots like drug stores, Walmarts, and others have ended their offerings of shots - bad situation - thanks Obama......


25 posted on 10/31/2009 7:39:48 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: mlmr

No flu shot yet for my 6 year old. My 14 year old got one at her high school.


26 posted on 10/31/2009 7:42:26 PM PDT by angcat ("GO YANKEES")
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To: mlmr

Chicago area is totally screwed up and uncoordinated distribution and shortages everywhere. People who should be getting them cannot. Hours long lines. Main hospitals with no shipments of the stuff.
Here’s a pretty good report from the CBS affiliate here:
“What’s up with the flu shot shortage?”
http://cbs2chicago.com/video/?cid=48


27 posted on 10/31/2009 7:49:20 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: mlmr

But the government said it was here to help?


28 posted on 10/31/2009 7:49:22 PM PDT by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: mlmr

My company got it for its employees, or at least many of them. How they did it, I dunno. Will get shot on Monday if I get in line early.


29 posted on 10/31/2009 7:51:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: mlmr

Anchorage Ak has had both avalible in “limited” amounts.

The school were going to have a big to-do and give everyone shots “for free” they canx. The claim is no vaccine.
I believe the real reason for cancelling was disinterest/lack of permission slips from parents.

IOW, No Sale. At least with the many parents we have talked to.


30 posted on 10/31/2009 7:57:09 PM PDT by ASOC (Cave quid dicis, quando, et cui)
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To: mlmr
Shortage in Connecticut. Only pregnant women, those aged 2 to 18 and healthcare workers are getting it.

Yesterday, Friday, Senator Lieberman announced he met with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and my state will now get 100,000 more doses within a few days. CT has received 178,000 of the half a million doses Sibelius promised by the end of October.

31 posted on 10/31/2009 8:01:47 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: mlmr

I want to make sure that the vaccines have not been made a political football.


Curious just how you are going to accomplish that?

Oh, I have all I need.


32 posted on 10/31/2009 8:04:23 PM PDT by deport
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To: BlueStateBlues

I was at a friend’s house last night. He is a prominent cardiologist and had the vaccine (shot) one week ago. He has been sick with flu like symptoms since he got the shot.

We were talking and I said it was strange that he is sick and did not get the nasal vaccine which has live but weak virus. I do not trust the vaccine, the fact the gov’t granted the vaccine makers immunity from lawsuits makes me very suspicious.


33 posted on 10/31/2009 8:11:00 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: milwguy

Jefferson City Missouri here.

No shortage of flu vaccine, but a definite shortage (i.e., there is none) of H1N1.


34 posted on 10/31/2009 8:13:17 PM PDT by Ethrane ("semper consolar")
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To: mlmr

Not an issue here. No one we know takes flu vaccines. We don’t like getting the flu.


35 posted on 10/31/2009 8:43:05 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Ethrane

There is no shortage. It is the exuse to make up for people world wide refusing the untested crap. I know how the people come out of the woodwork when you say Alex Jones, but just listen to this report of the refusal to take the swine flu shots in Europe and even China and try to make the case that the money-mad pill companies failed to get those $20 shots out there: “Steve Watson on Alex Jones Tv 1/3:Possible Deaths From H1N1 Vaccine Reported in Sweden”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh99-6tFHhQ

If you read across the Internet the warnings should have told you medicine in this country is a joke and all about money instead of science. The industry can afford operatives to blanket the Internet with their messages while all the independent “health nuts” are spouting science and reason. Here is Mike Adams today- “Swine flu vaccine shots eliminate wrinkles, bad breath and varicose veins, too (opinion)”- http://www.naturalnews.com/027365_flu_shot_clinical_trials_shots.html

This is Dr. Mercola again today: “Common Links in Swine Flu Deaths...”- http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/31/CDC-Says-Kids-That-Die-From-Swine-Flu-Have-Coexisting-Bacterial-Infections.aspx

Figure it out already- government is criminal enterprise. It is either terra, terra, terra or pandemic, pandemic, pandemic. How about government is illegitimate, illegitimate, illegitimate?


36 posted on 10/31/2009 8:58:19 PM PDT by poodle
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To: mlmr
In our SE PA community, the only people I've heard of having the H1N1 vaccine were kids at a couple of privileged private schools. It may be rumor, considering the source. Our doctor's office has been out of seasonal flu vaccine for weeks and say they may have some in November. No sign of H1N1 vaccine either.

My husband had what seems to have been H1N1 in June/July. He was very sick, and ended up in the ER for a few hours due to dehydration. He developed a secondary infection, partly due to dehydration we suspect. He's fine now, but was hit hard. Our 16 year old son had a sinus infection followed by bronchitis. Today he started his 4th round of antibiotics. He can't seem to shake it. Antibiotics help, but as soon as he completes the course of treatment, it worsens again. There's some residual stuff that's resistant. One of his friends is also dealing with a persistent bronchitis - worrisome.

37 posted on 10/31/2009 8:59:38 PM PDT by Think free or die (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M.Thatcher)
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To: mlmr
Seattle has N1N1 vaccine only for highest risk populations.

Six kids died last week [statewide, I think] which was higher than the rate last spring, when H1N1 appeared to peak.

Seasonal vaccine was available everywhere in early September, which is when I got mine.

H1N1 was actually front page news in Seattle today, but no attempt by local MSM to tag Obama with responsibility, just multiple stories about the technical barriers to vaccine production.

Just imagine if a Republican was president...and was trying to take over the health care system to boot!

38 posted on 10/31/2009 9:10:09 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: poodle

I wasn’t making a value judgment, or a medical one either...just replying to the thread’s originator about the supply of the vaccine.

I am a Doctor, and I am NOT getting the H1N1 vaccine, even if it is available. Evidence of it’s efficacy is scarce or unavailable, and it has been rushed to market...not a good combination. Personal choice for everyone, but not my cup of tea...but then again, I am older and the people seeming to have difficulties with handling H1N1 seem to be younger individuals with healthy immune systems. But even that is just an educated guess.


39 posted on 10/31/2009 9:14:38 PM PDT by Ethrane ("semper consolar")
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To: poodle

Oh...

And you do not need to tell me that the government is a criminal enterprise....I’ve known that for years.

I was one of the original Freepers, since like Jan 1998 ;)


40 posted on 10/31/2009 9:18:45 PM PDT by Ethrane ("semper consolar")
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To: Ethrane
Ethrane,

Agree with your appraisal on H1N1.

In Washington state the H1N1 death rate for seniors is very low.

However, the six child deaths in Washington last week struck mostly children with pre-existing health issues, not healthy children, as you noted in your comments.

Like you, I was troubled by the rush to bring H1N1 vaccine to the market, plus, I lived through the 1950’s, so hopefully I have some immunity.

41 posted on 10/31/2009 9:26:50 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

What I’ve noticed, purely anecdotaly (?sp) of course, is that the more healthy among us generate a greater immune response to the virus which is not necessarily a good thing. The bodies response to a immunological challenge determines organ system effects. I am not telling anyone NOT to get the vaccine....there is not enough evidence to support anything along those lines. It is a new vaccine (using accepted vaccine production methods) and the efficacy is unknown.

You are correct, perhaps an earlier version of the H1N1 virus exposed us older folks previously and that may be protective....no one knows.


42 posted on 10/31/2009 9:37:19 PM PDT by Ethrane ("semper consolar")
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To: Ethrane

Well glad to see someone is speaking from the same world as me about government being criminal enterprise. But I do have an overwhelming intellectual question on the H1N1 vaccine after reading everything out there I can read. An explanation of why swine flu seems to hit the young the most says that a large percentage of the older population have been exposed to it through the years and that it has been in the vaccines in previous years. But doesn’t that raise the question if all of this were sincere, why wouldn’t they test people to see if they had previous exposure to H1N1. That is the missing question to me except that requires a belief that all of this is sincere when it is absolutely not as illustrated by the continual cries of pandemic and level 6 alert by the WHO going back 6 months.

But my main thing was not specific toward you as I wanted to cite NaturalNews.com and Mercola.com as good websites to read about nutrition and self-health. I think the swine flu hysteria is an opportunity to show people how we have been lied to all these years, not that the economy and the talk of immaculate recovery isn’t doing the same thing.


43 posted on 10/31/2009 9:37:43 PM PDT by poodle
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To: poodle

Why wouldn’t they test everyone for prior exposure?

One, even a subtle change in a virus’s structure can make alarming changes in virulence..and virus’s change constantly. Does prior exposure to a ‘similar’ virus confer immunity? No one knows that at this point.

Second, can you imagine the cost and administrative nightmare of testing hundreds of millions of people for prior exposure? The cost of doing that would probably exceed the cost of vaccintaing everyone (but that’s just a guess).

Viruses are rampant, varied and ever changing...our knowledge about them is NOT complete, nor is our ability to determine by testing who may or may not be vulnerable.

As much as I distrust government, I do not routinely assume that there is always some ulterior motive to what government tries to do. Additionally, the information on Naturalnews.com and the Mercola site are no more reliable than other more traditional medical sites. Take it for what it is worth, but I am not a big believer in self-health/natural medicine....but then again, as I said, I am a MD.


44 posted on 10/31/2009 9:49:29 PM PDT by Ethrane ("semper consolar")
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To: mlmr
I want to make sure that the vaccines have not been made a political football. That we havent yet turned into an African kleptocratcy.

Multiple issues should never be asked in one question.
Yes, we became an African Kleptocracy a while ago, in fact if not in name.

Yes the flu has become a political football.

For the last 9 years I have gone to our local supermarket pharmacy (Central Valley, California.) Simply walked in, got the seasonal flu vaccine, walked out.

For the last two weeks I have inquired city wide and the seasonal flu vaccine is universally unavailable.

"Next week," or "next month" is the standard answer. Never happened before.

And these total idiots want to run our entire health system?

45 posted on 10/31/2009 10:53:22 PM PDT by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: mlmr

I get a seasonal flu shot every year. I can’t find one anywhere here in the Kanawha Valley in WV (Charleston area). I waited too late.


46 posted on 11/01/2009 12:01:29 AM PDT by youturn (Conference, Christine!)
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To: mlmr

Seattle, Washington and Everett, Washington are reporting shortages of free vaccine. Lines of people being turned away with the media reporting all of it in great detail.

Of course this is to make the vaccine seem like “everybody wants to get it so I better get it too.” I don’t think so. The way the government is these days anything they want to give me must be bad. I have no faith in our government anymore. Unless you are in very weak condition you’ll just think it’s a bad cold. I had the flu several times in the 50’s and 60’s I’m still here.


47 posted on 11/01/2009 1:06:07 AM PDT by Alex Kida
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To: mlmr

“Pennsylvania continues to place orders with the federal government for the novel H1N1 flu vaccine for more than 4,000 pre-registered and certified providers in the state. However, due to the nationwide delay in the production of the vaccine, it is arriving in the state in very limited quantities. There are currently no public vaccination sites.” http://www.h1n1inpa.com/vaccines/h1n1-vaccine-locations-in-pa/ this is a govt site, which is directed from here: http://flu.gov/ (flu shot locator at top of page with map)


48 posted on 11/01/2009 1:54:07 AM PST by PghBaldy (DC only had about 31,000 doses of vaccine, yet two relations of Obama got it!)
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To: Ethrane

CDC releases every week info on antigenic testing of seasonal and swine. SO far, swine is mostly unchanged (out of 172 tested, they found one which drifted?): Antigenic Characterization:
CDC has antigenically characterized 1 seasonal A (H1N1) and 172 2009 influenza A (H1N1) viruses collected since September 1, 2009. Antigenic characterization of seasonal A (H3N2) and B viruses recently received by CDC is in progress.

One seasonal influenza A (H1N1) viruses was tested and is related to the influenza A (H1N1) component of the 2009-10 Northern Hemisphere influenza vaccine (A/Brisbane/59/2007).

171 (99.4%) of 172 2009 A (H1N1) viruses tested are related to the A/California/07/2009 (H1N1) reference virus selected by WHO as the 2009 H1N1 vaccine virus and one virus (0.6%) tested showed reduced titers with antisera produced against A/California/07/2009.” http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/ (week 42) The change was discovered in week 38, Sept 26.


49 posted on 11/01/2009 2:03:13 AM PST by PghBaldy (DC only had about 31,000 doses of vaccine, yet two relations of Obama got it!)
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To: mlmr
NEW SITE FROM DR. MERCOLA:
H1N1 Swine Flu Alerts

Swine Flu Shuts High School [over 900 kids out, St. Charles East] In Suburban Chicago [October 23rd article]
Today's screen shot of the school's Web site (vaccination info at bottom of page):

Photobucket

Link to St. Charles East High School Web site

50 posted on 11/01/2009 2:39:59 AM PST by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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