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State health director says no flu vaccine shortage

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:04:27 CST
By: AP

Illinois' top doctor says the demand for flu shots has created some spot shortages, but he says that's good news because it means people are getting the message to protect themselves and those around them.   Illinois Department of Public Health Director LaMar Hasbrouck says there's no statewide shortage of vaccine. Hasbrouck spoke today with Governor Pat Quinn. Both men called on Illinois residents to get vaccinated against the flu, which is widespread and early this year. Statewide, nearly 370 people have been admitted to hospital intensive care units with flu-related problems and 27 have died. Flu vaccine is available at many drug stores, doctor's offices and public health clinics.

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