State Limits Flu Shots for At-Risk Persons
The state is ordering doctors and clinics to stop giving flu shots to healthy persons who are not "at risk" of getting the flu.
Friday, October 8, 2004
State Public Health Officer Doctor Richard Jackson made the announcement at the state Capitol. CUT: Jackson15 :15 Those “at risk,” and thus eligible to get the vaccine are children ages six to 23 months, adults age 65 and older, nursing home patients, healthcare workers, and others with special health needs. Millions of doses of flu vaccine were taken out of circulation last Monday due to problems at a manufacturing plant in England. Violation of the state order could lead to misdemeanor prosecution. Doctor Jackson said for most healthy people, the flu is an inconvenience, not a deadly threat. SOC