Getting vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus could take some time.
Counties across the state have started giving doses of the vaccine to protect against the flu strain. However, Stephanie Marquis with the state Health Department says the supply chain is a little choked up right now, with the CDC reporting production of the vaccine is going slower than expected.
As a result, Marquis says many local flu shot clinics could end up being delayed since they won’t have the vaccine on hand when expected.
Marquis says the number of doses available right now is limited, with 245,000 in the Wisconsin right now. She says much of the state’s 5 million residents could want to be vaccinated though.
Local health departments are being encouraged to delay scheduling flu shot clinics until they have their supply of vaccine in-hand.
Wisconsinites can find out more about when and where local flu shot clinics will be held by calling 211.