OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. (WOOD) - Ottawa County received about 8,400 doses of the H1N1 vaccineThursday, but there isn't just one specific place to get the shot.The county is breaking up its share and distributing it throughhealth care providers.
Lakewood Family Medicine was given about 300 doses of thevaccine for its 3,500 patients. By Thursday evening, the facilityhad run out of the injectible version of the vaccine.
Now, the office has a few doses of the nasal spray left, butmany patients cannot receive that type of vaccine.
Currently, only the priority group can get the vaccine, whichincludes pregnant women, people ages 6 months to 24 years, thosewho live with or care for people younger than 6 months old; andthose ages 25 to 64 years who have chronic health conditions orcompromised immune systems.
Ottawa County learned there will be a delay in the next shipmentof vaccines. More may not arrive until late November.
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