Health officials keep quiet about vaccine supplies

[Minnesota Public Radio, November 17, 2009] Most Minnesota counties now have enough doses to begin offering very limited public vaccination clinics targeting kids age nine and younger. For most parents, these will be the first openly publicized H1N1 clinics since supplies of the vaccine started trickling in to the state more than a month ago. Allina Hospitals & Clinics has been receiving H1N1 vaccine for about five weeks. Since Allina didn't receive much vaccine, Allina Medical Clinic Director of Risk and Safety Lynn Berg says it made the most sense to directly contact patients who were in high-priority groups. But if other patients called and asked about the vaccine, Berg says Allina acknowledged having it. Read and listen to the full story on

Posted on November 18, 2009 in Allina Health ClinicsFlu/H1N1/Swine FluMPRRadio

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