Health Dept, asks for patience in awaiting H1N1 vaccine

NORWICH – Officials from the Chenango County Health Department say they share in the frustration and concern the residents of the county are feeling towards the limited amounts of H1N1 vaccine that is being shipped to the states.

“Unfortunately with the way the H1N1 vaccine is being manufactured, it is difficult to predict when the vaccine will be ready to be shipped out to the states,” said Director of Patient Services Marianne Kirsch in a press release Monday. “We are asking for your patience. The health department will eventually be receiving larger amounts of vaccine that will enable us to get out and vaccine individuals that are in the initial target groups,” Kirsch said.

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