First swine clinics a learning lesson for Central District Health
Right now, the demand for the H1N1 vaccine is outpacing the supply, but the
in the US this past spring.
children 5 through 18 years of age who have chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, lung or heart disease, chronic liver or kidney disease, or are immune compromised because of cancer treatment or HIV.
The vaccine was expected to roll out en masse in mid October but problems with how much of the antigens produced were causing delays. That's now been worked out and manufacturers are working to get them out as quickly as possible. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told Senators today they expected some lag time.
The primary effect of the change will be to limit the number of people allowed to get the vaccine at POD locations at the two locations in Ada County. diagnosing and treating patients with flu like illness),
Currently the H1N1 virus is hitting earlier than seasonal flu. More than 2,300 Americans have died from H1N1 and the virus is hitting younger people and pregnant women.
children 6 months through 4 years of age, and
"Everyone's in a frenzy, I hate to say it," she said. "The news media is creating a frenzy, the government is creating a frenzy.">
Some may slip through the cracks but health officials believe the general population can be trusted.
But as she watches the news, one woman, Norma Halde, worries people are getting swine flue vaccinations who are not in the priority groups because health officials use the honor system and don't require any documentation.
But there are no plans to change the rules.
"But for children with medical conditions, diabetes, asthma, they couldn't use the nasal spray so unfortunately we had to turn some of them away," said Central District Health (CDH) spokesperson David Fotsch.
"We didn't what to put an undue burden on the medical community by requiring them to provide proof that somebody's pregnant or has some medical condition," said Fotsch. "We're using the honesty system, and will continue to Nike Metcon Black And Bronze do that."
ParkCenter vaccination locations and the injectable swine flu vaccine was the first to run out so there was left over nasal spray.
The clinics will resume on Saturday at the same locations, with the same priority group,
Obama administration is confident that will change soon.
The Homeland Security and Health and Human Services Secretaries say their departments have been working on the so called swine flu epidemic since it first began showing up Nike Lebron 11 Graffiti Review
Boise, two points of dispensing (POD) for the vaccine are the former Comp USA Store on Milwaukee Street and the former K Mart on ParkCenter Boulevard.
CDH expects to take delivery this week of an additional 900 doses of the injectable vaccine and 1,300 nasal sprays. And health care workers plan to recruit more volunteers and distribute medical screening information earlier to move lines more quickly.
BOISE On Saturday more than 2,100 doses of the swine flu vaccine were dispensed at the Milwaukee Street and Nike Metcon 2 Black/Summit White/Metallic Red Bronze
In response to smaller than expected deliveries of H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine the Central District Health Department is narrowing its definition of Priority Groups those people most at risk of serious complications of the flu.
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