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Wed November 15, 2006
No Flu Vaccine Shortage Expected
Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Department of Health says it
doesn't expect a shortage of flu vaccine in the state this season despite delays in shipping it to some county health departments. Kim Deti (Dee-Tie) is spokeswoman for the Wyoming Department of
Health. She says some communities have experienced delays in receiving the vaccine, but says there's no reason to expect an overall shortage in the state. The Natrona County Health Department has no flu vaccine available except for children under 3 years old. The health department has canceled its upcoming flu clinics. Kathryn McKee is director of nursing for the Laramie County Public Health Department. She says the federal government is shipping vaccine to hospitals and private physicians before it
sends it to the county. But McKee says the county expects to get a major delivery in the next week or so. And she says that February is the height of flu
season, so if people can get vaccinated in December it's still not too late.