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Flu vaccine shortage?

November 19, 2019


EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 6:00 STARTS NOW.>>>OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT AT 6:00. THE FIRST FLU RELATED DEATH OF THE SEASON IS HERE IN INDIANA, AND IT TOOK PLACE RIGHT HERE IN MARION COUNTY.>>THE FLU SEASON IS EXPECTED, UNFORTUNATELY, TO BE ONE OF THE WORST WE HAVE SEEN IN YEARS. HEALTH EXPERTS ARE URGING EVERYONE TO GET THEIR FLU SHOT, AND THERE ARE GROWING RUMORS THERE MIGHT NOT BE ENOUGH TO GO AROUND.>>AND MARY MILZ HAS MORE. THE ANSWER IS MORE COMPLICATED THAN YOU MIGHT THINK.>>Reporter: MIKE BREWER CAME TO THE SOUTH SIDE CHURCH TO GET A FLU SHOT FOR THE MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.>>DO YOU GET ONE EVERY YEAR.>>Reporter: HE SAID HE WAS PROMPTED BY THE DOCTOR.>>THE FLU STRAIN IS PRETTY BAD. AND SINCE YOU GET OLDER, IT COULD LAY YOU DOWN FOR A WHILE.>>Reporter: THE HIGH DOSE, FOR 65 AND OLDER, HAS BEEN HERE BUT IT IScdÑ IN SHORT SUPPLY. DR. AZIZ RAN OUT ON MONDAY.>>A LOT OF CALLS AND PEOPLE LOOKING FOR IT. THEY RAN INTO THE SITUATION THAT EVERY PLACE THEY GO, THERE WASN’T ANY.>>Reporter: IT TAKES TIME TO DISCERN WHAT GOES INTO THE VACCINE AND THIS YEAR IT TOOK LONGER. AND SMALLER AMOUNTS IN THE FRONT, AND THERE’S MORE AWARENESS IN THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING VACCINATED.>>MORE PEOPLE GETTING IN EARLY TO GET FLU SHOTS AND RERAN OUT SOONER THAN EXPECTED.>>Reporter: HE IS TOLD THAT THEY’LL GET ANOTHER SHIPMENT IN MIDNOVEMBER. NOT SOON ENOUGH FOR SOME. HIS DOCTOR’S OFFICE AND FAMILIARCY SAID THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO WAITE.>>WERE YOU SURPRISED?>>YEAH, WHERE IS IT AT. THIS IS THE FLU SEASON, AND YOU NEED TO HAVE IT.>>Reporter: AND THE ISSUE IS NOT SO MUCH A SHORTAGE BUT A DELAY IN GETTING THE VACCINE. SO IF YOU ARE 65 AND OLDER, WHAT DO YOU DO? YOU COULD GET A REGULAR FLU SHOT, WHICH PROVIDES SOME PROTECTION OR YOU CAN WAIT FOR MORE OF THE HIGH-DOSE VACCINES TO BE RELEASED. BE EXTRA CAUTIOUS AND FOLLOW THE PROTOCOLS ON WASHING YOUR HANDS AND EVERYTHING TO AVOID GETTING SICK. AND CALL THE PHARMACY OR THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE BEFORE GOING TO GET THE VACCINE, BECAUSE, AGAIN, THERE COULD BE A DELAY.>>OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY WHO LOST A LOVED ONE.>>>ALREADY THINGS ARE RAMPING UP FASTER THAN BEFORE. LAST FLU SEASON WE HAD 113 DEATHS WITH 32 JUT DEATHS WITH 32 3UT DEATHS WITH 32 32T DEATHS WITH 32 32 OUTBREAKS AT 2 LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES. SEVERAL COMMUNITIES ARE OFFERING

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  • Reply 2532robh1 October 22, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    Never get a flu vaccine

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