Mesa County out of H1N1 vaccine already

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Mesa County Health Department officials say they're out of the H1N1 vaccine already this week.

The second shipment of the vaccine ran out shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, just an hour and a half into the second free vaccine clinic the Department has held. Officials say 1,000 doses were to be given away to anyone who wanted the vaccine and fell into one of the priority groups.

Wednesday's clinic was scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until supplies ran out. The line of people wanting the vaccine wrapped around the health department building and some people said they'd been waiting two hours to get the shot.

Officials say an additional shipment of H1N1 vaccine is expected next week but details are not available on the exact shipment date, or the amount and type of vaccine that will be received. The first batch was nasal, the second was injectable. Officials say they expect to eventually get in enough vaccine to give to everyone who wants one, but initial limited supply has caused the prioritization.

11 News will bring you more information as it becomes available about when the County receives another shipment and another clinic date. For more information, call 248-6989 or click the link below.


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