Monday, October 12, 2009

Swine Flu Shots Coming too Late?

By Robert Gammon
Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 10:19 AM

Swine flu shots will not arrive in the Bay Area until at least the end of the month, raising questions as to whether they will do much good once they get here. The federal government had told Bay Area health officials that the vaccine injections would begin arriving today, but then said shipments will be put off until at least the end of October, according to the Chron. The delay, however, could mean that the shots will arrive after many school kids have already come down with the flu, thereby making the vaccine worthless for those children. Many Bay Area clinics, hospitals, and clinics have received the swine flu nasal spray, but it is not considered safe for pregnant women, infants, and kids with immunity problems.

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