Local health departments were directed to cancel scheduled swine flu vaccinations next month as shipments of the vaccination run weeks behind. A shortage of swine flu vaccines are seen not only in Massachusetts, but nation wide. Production facilities are unable to make adequate doses of the two flu vaccinations, the standard flu vaccination and the H1N1 vaccination. If you find a clinic offering this vaccine, plan on arriving early as it is likely hundreds of other people will stand in line with you.
Over 53% of those effected by the swine flue have been under the age of 25. Since April 1,768 cases of swine flu have been reported in Massachusetts. A total of 300,000 vaccines have been administered in Massachusetts to people with highest risk including pregnant women and young children. If you fall into a high risk group please keep checking for vaccine availability with your local clinic and physician.