Bear River Health Department runs out of flu shots

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- The Bear River Heath Department has run out of flu vaccines.

Jill Parker, the department's public information officer, says the department gave 5,000 doses in September.

The state advised health departments to give shots for seasonal flu earlier than usual in order to be ready to handle swine flu in October.

The flu shots the Bear River Health Department ran out of are for regular seasonal flu, not swine flu. The state Department of Health announced Wednesday it has ordered 30,000 doses of swine flu vaccine in nasal sprayers.

Parker says the Bear River Health Department is getting 1,800 of those doses, which are expected to arrive in two to three weeks.


Information from: The Herald Journal

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