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Limited flu vaccines available next week

By Staff
Staff Report
The Escambia County Health Department announced it will administer at least 200 more doses of flu vaccine on Nov. 16 and 17, on a first come, first served basis.
The Alabama Department of Public Health will distribute an additional 90,000 doses of influenza vaccine to be administered through all county health departments to high-risk individuals.
Individuals with the last names beginning with the letters below will be vaccinated as follows:
Influenza immunizations will be given to persons in priority groups beginning at 8 a.m. each day until the supplies are exhausted.
Priority groups for vaccination with inactivated influenza vaccine are:
A formula based on original orders made for the community, census population of at-risk individuals and need based on survey information will be used to allocate vaccine, as was done in the earlier vaccine distribution in October. Each county will receive a minimum of 200 doses.
A limited amount of additional vaccine is anticipated within the next month for both private medical providers and the state health department.