High-dose flu vaccine in limited supply in Georgia – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Spokesman Eric Nickens said they are not anticipating any lacks and have 1,000 additional doses at a pharmaceutical storage facility.Like other flu vaccines, the high-dose flu vaccine is made up of the 3 virus strains most likely to be circulating in the coming months. The high-dose vaccines, nevertheless, include four times as much flu virus antigen– the part of the vaccine that stimulates the immune system– as basic influenza vaccines.Thats designed to offer older individuals a higher immune system reaction versus the flu. CVS said it has currently administered 9 million flu vaccines around the nation this season– equivalent to the total number the drug store chain administered last flu season.Spokesperson Matthew Blanchette stated CVS pharmacy has ample products of both high-dose and standard vaccines and are prepared to administer 18 million influenza vaccines this season.He said if a local shop “briefly runs low on its supply due to high need in the area, it will be replenished as rapidly as possible. Thats since suppliers place their orders early and are normally unable to buy more influenza vaccines throughout a season.Nurse Stella Eziashi-Anaheim (ideal), scientific manager for North DeKalb Health Center, and nurse Shelia Alexander (left) prepare influenza shots throughout a drive-thru influenza center at the North DeKalb Health Center in Chamblee. (Alyssa Pointer/ Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com) Credit: Alyssa Pointer/ Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.comCredit: Alyssa Pointer/ Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.comMeanwhile, back at the North DeKalb influenza vaccine drive-through, a consistent stream of people revealed up to get a flu shot outside.Patti Dawson, of Hapeville, came with her granddaughter, Haley Roth, who is 18.

The high-dose vaccines, however, consist of 4 times as much influenza virus antigen– the part of the vaccine that stimulates the immune system– as basic influenza vaccines.Thats designed to offer older individuals a greater immune system response against the flu. CVS said it has currently administered 9 million influenza vaccines around the nation this season– equal to the overall number the drug store chain administered last flu season.Spokesperson Matthew Blanchette said CVS drug store has ample supplies of both standard and high-dose vaccines and are prepared to administer 18 million influenza vaccines this season.He stated if a local store “briefly runs low on its supply due to high demand in the location, it will be renewed as quickly as possible. Thats due to the fact that suppliers put their orders early and are normally not able to buy more influenza vaccines throughout a season.Nurse Stella Eziashi-Anaheim (right), clinical supervisor for North DeKalb Health Center, and nurse Shelia Alexander (left) prepare influenza shots throughout a drive-thru flu center at the North DeKalb Health Center in Chamblee.

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