November 26, 2007
Right now, Virginia is reporting no activity, but we're told flu season is underway and now is the time to get you shot.
It seems each flu season there is a different problem getting vaccinated.
In the past couple years patients and clinics have been faced with delayed shipment or a shortage of shots, but so far this year it's problem free.
The Thomas Jefferson Area Health Department received their shots earlier than usual this season, so they've already vaccinated over 2,000 people.
“It's probably going to peak around January or February and we almost surely will have some kind of flu season, but until you start seeing it it's pretty hard to predict exactly how busy it will be,” said Alice Sorum, RN, Immunization Program Coordinator at the Health Department.
Even if it does get busy later in the season and the local health department runs out of vaccines, their supplier has a surplus, so they believe there is enough to go around.
The CDC named Tuesday November 27, 2007, Children's Flu Vaccination Day.
For a weekly update on flu season across the U.S. click on the link below.
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