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10/07/04

Flu Vaccine Shortage

A critical shortage of this year's supply of the flu vaccine has many people worried.

Around the country, people have swamped flu clinics. In Dallas, hundreds showed up and waited more than an hour for their shot. An Omaha, Nebraska, pharmacy gave out 100 shots in only thirty minutes, even though they followed the new government guidelines by vaccinating only those at higher risk. And a clinic inside a Washington, D.C. grocery store gave the vaccine to anyone who wanted it. Now, officials are urging voluntary rationing by asking healthy adults to forego the flu shot.

Across the nation, confusion over how to get the existing supplies of the vaccine has some clinics temporarily closing their doors. Vaccinations are also being held at clinics as they wait for better guidance on how to distribute the vaccine.

In East Texas, Glenwood United Methodist Church in Tyler is offering free immunizations. They're offering the shots to adults over the age of 65 and to adults with chronic health problems. There's a limited supply of the immunizations which will be offered this Saturday from 10 o'clock in the morning until 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

East Texans headed to the Pineywoods fair also have a chance to get the vaccine. The fair runs through this weekend at the Nacogdoches County Expo Center.

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