Millions of Flu Vaccine Unsold; Not in Wyoming
Laramie, Wy – Health officials report that four-point-five million doses of flu vaccine went unsold this year. That's on the heels of the highly publicized shortage of flu shots.
The State Health Officer, Doctor Brent Sherard, says there is not a surplus of vaccines here. He says that's partly due to the fact that he was adamant about allowing the general public to get a vaccine after the high priority people had a chance to get a shot.
Sherard says he thinks almost everyone in Wyoming that wanted a shot got one. He says they also sold some vaccine to other states.
The Department of Health says Wyoming's flu season peaked in mid February. Over 1200 people report getting influenza this year.