Garfield County postpones seasonal flu clinics
October 2, 2009
GARFIELD COUNTY – A delay in the delivery of seasonal flu vaccines has caused Garfield County health officials to postpone a series of walk-in vaccination clinics scheduled for later this month, according to an announcement from the county’s Public Health Department.
“For those who do not want to wait to get their seasonal flu shot, we are encouraging you to check with your local pharmacy or primary care physician,” said Sara Harter, county immunization program coordinator. “We have not seen any seasonal flu cases so far this year. Swine Flu or H1N1 is present in our community, but the vaccine is not available at this time.”
Public Health began vaccinating against the seasonal flu earlier than usual this year, based on CDC guidelines.
But vaccine manufacturers are bogged down with the production and shipment of seasonal flu vaccine, as well as H1N1, a department statement explained.
As soon as the county gets information on seasonal flu vaccine availability, postponed community clinics will be rescheduled and publicized.
At this time however, all walk-in clinics through Public Health have been postponed.