Frustration Mounts Due to H1N1 Vaccine Delays
Despite what the surveys said prior to the release of the H1N1 vaccine regarding the number of people interested in getting themselves or their children immunized as well as the reported doubts expressed by some regarding the safety of the vaccine, supplies for the vaccine are running low. In a recent post, we also shared that while the President has declared swine flu as a national emergency, several counties are dealing with the frustration of not being able to receive all the vaccines that they are expecting.
People who are first in line for the vaccine, which include pregnant women and small children, have had to wait in line for hours only to be told that the clinic has run out of vaccine. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, however, insists that there is enough vaccine to go around.
But not knowing when the vaccine will arrive simply adds to the frustration. If, indeed, there is enough of the vaccine to go around, and people are being encouraged to take these shots, well – where are they?Tags: A(H1N1) pandemic, swine flu emergency, swine flu pandemic, swine flu vaccine, swine flu vaccine shortage