Earlier this week, 233 swine flu vaccinations were given out and more are on the way.
"We have been told we will be getting vaccine weekly," Donna Adkins, a spokesperson for the Logan County Health Department, said Wednesday morning in a phone interview with The Logan Banner, adding that a new shipment arrived this week. "The first shipment that we got, they gave us 400, but we had to set aside 45 for health care workers. Out of the rest, we gave 233 (on) Tuesday. We received some (Tuesday) and we will be receiving more next week."
The vaccines are currently for caregivers of infants under six months, pregnant women and children ages 5-18 with underlying health conditions.
"We have to reach that targeted population," Adkins said. "We're eventually planning to go to the schools, but, we can't go to the schools with 50 vaccinations. We have to wait until we get enough vaccine to cover a school. We are receiving it weekly and, eventually, we will get to everybody, is what we've been told."
Adkins said the the Center for Disease Control has told the Logan County Health Department that enough vaccine will be made available.
"They have promised us that everybody that wants a shot will get a vaccine," Adkins said. "That's what the CDC says.
"People shouldn't panic. It will be slow at first, but we will be receiving (vaccine) weekly."