County gets unexpected doses of flu vaccine

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency received an unexpected 78,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine, it was announced Friday.

About 10,000 of the doses were distributed to the county’s seven public health centers and the rest will go to doctor’s offices and community clinics, and to conduct vaccinations at schools, according to the HHSA.

“Today, we have some good news because we have some unexpected doses of the vaccine that have come in,” county Supervisor Dianne Jacob said at a news conference to announce the delivery.

She was joined by Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer, who urged residents to be patient as more doses of vaccine arrive in the coming weeks.

It is the third allotment of the H1N1 vaccine to arrive in San Diego. About 102,000 doses arrived last week.

The vaccine is being distributed to people in high-risk categories, which include children, pregnant women, health care providers and caretakers of children 6 months or younger.

To date, there have been 27 deaths in San Diego County linked to the H1N1 flu pandemic. There have been 417 people hospitalized locally due to the virus.

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  4. Three new flu cases reported in SD County
  5. Three county high schools reopen

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