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Tue October 27, 2009
DCH discusses H1N1
By Laura Weber
Lansing, MI – State health officials say H1N1 flu vaccinations are hard to find because the supply sent by the Center for Disease Control is much smaller than was promised.
The state House Health Policy Committee held a hearing about the H1N1 virus Tuesday. Doctor Greg Holzman testified with representatives from the Department of Community Health. He says manufacturing of the vaccine is going slower than anticipated, "It's put us in an awkward situation because we really thought we were going to be a lot further along right now. Like I said, we were continuously told by mid-October around 45 million doses and we're not anywhere close to that.
Dr. Holzman says vaccines will continue to come into the state throughout the flu-season. The health officials say people should check the state Department of Community Health website for vaccination availability in each county.