12:17pm

Wed October 21, 2009
WVAS Local

Swine flu maker delays delivery of vaccine to Ala.

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Alabama's state health officer says the
delivery of swine flu vaccine to the state is far behind schedule.
State Health Officer Don Williamson said Tuesday the slow
arrival of the vaccine is throwing off health officials' plans for
mass vaccination clinics at schools and complicating delivery to
doctors' offices.
Williamson says Alabama expected to have at least 570,000 shots
of vaccine for the H1N1 virus by the end of October. He says the
state will be lucky to get 300,000 shots by then.
He says he plans to talk with the Department of Public Health's
board on Wednesday to come up with a strategy to provide available
vaccine to doctors most likely to treat children and adults at risk
for flu complications.