Experts Assess This Year's Flu Season
announcement that flu vaccines were in short supply caused a rush
for the remaining doses. Dr. Richard Raymond, president of the
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and Dr.
Calvin Johnson, secretary of health for Pennsylvania, update Ray
Suarez on the state of the vaccine and the flu season in general.
for Flu Vaccine Skyrockets
the government announced two weeks ago that only half the expected
flu vaccine would be available this winter, there have been long
lines and high demand at clinics and hospitals across the country.
Three officials describe how the public health system is dealing
with the vaccine shortage.
Officials Concerned over Shortage of Flu Vaccines
NewsHour Report: Susan Dentzer reports on recent news of a shortage
of the flu vaccine that has health officials worried. Then, Ray
Suarez speaks with two medical researchers about the questions
posed by this vaccine shortage.
Vaccine Suspension Raises Fears of Shortage
NewsHour Report: Jeffrey Brown looks at the potential flu vaccine
shortage after the British government has suspended the license
of leading flu vaccine-producer Chiron Corp.
U.S. health officials advised that healthy adults should skip
or delay getting the flu shot this year after the British government
suspended the manufacturing license of the company that produces
half of the flu vaccine used in United States on Tuesday.
Flu Vaccine Doses to Be Shipped as Virus Spreads
Update: Federal officials Thursday reported widespread flu activity
in 24 states and announced that 100,000 additional doses of the
flu vaccine will be shipped across the country to help ease shortages.
Discusses Early Start to Flu Season
NewsHour Report: Four children have died in Colorado from the
flu in recent days, and other states have reported an unusually
high number of cases this early in the season, prompting strong
warnings from health officials. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Julie
Gerberding, director of the federal Centers for Disease Control
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