For now, health care workers have priority, when it comes getting the H1N1 vaccine. State Health Officer, Dr. Seth Foldy, said the month of September saw a higher than normal number of flu cases confirmed, in 48 of the state’s 72 counties.
Foldy told the Assembly Committee that nearly all of those cases have been H1N1, which claimed it’s first victim of the fall flu season earlier this week in Rock County. Foldy said right now, the limited amount of H1N1 vaccine – just fifty thousand doses of nasal spray were recently delivered to the state – is being prioritized for health care workers
Foldy says, as other versions of the vaccine become available, the priority list will be expanded to include pregnant women, those caring for children under six months, and all those ages six months to twenty four years. Foldy says the H1N1 vaccine appears to be highly effective, and over a period of weeks there should be enough to vaccinate everyone who wants it.