County Hands Out Unexpected Vaccine Supply

Most doses going to doctors and hospitals

By Bob Hansen
|  Friday, Oct 30, 2009  |  Updated 4:30 PM PDT
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County Hands Out Unexpected Vaccine Supply

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An "error” is leading to the distribution of an extra 78,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine in San Diego County.

Public Health Officer Wilma Wooten said the shots will be distributed to health providers across the county.

The county will keep 10,000 doses for public clinics. The rest is being handed out to obstetricians, pediatricians, family doctors, schools and hospitals that already ordered the vaccine. Health officials said the vaccinations should still be held back for people in the high-risk groups.

San Diego County schools are working on ways to vaccinate children. Randolph Ward with county department of education said they are looking at creating school-based vaccination clinics.  The clinics would only provide vaccine to students, not the general public.
 

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