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For County Health Departments

Partial Flu Vaccine Shipment

For Release: (Date)
Contact: (Name and Phone Number)

The _____ County Health Department announced today that it has received a partial shipment of flu vaccine for this flu season.  

“We received only ___ doses, which means that we will provide it first to persons at high risk of complications from flu,” said (name/title).

Persons at high risk for flu complications include people over age 65, persons with chronic illnesses such as diabetes or asthma, pregnant women, and health care workers who provide care to at-risk patients.

_____ said flu clinics are scheduled at the _____ County Health Department for (date/time/place).

“Thus far this flu season, influenza activity is not yet circulating in the state,” _____ said.  “We expect to receive additional shipments of vaccine in early December, so healthy adults should still have time to get a flu shot before flu season arrives.”

_____ said health officials also recommend that persons 65 and older and those with chronic health conditions get a pneumococcal vaccination to reduce the risk of pneumonia resulting from influenza or other respiratory illnesses. This vaccine is available at physicians’ offices and the ____ County Health Department.

For more information, call the health department at (phone number).

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