Donna Adkins, with the health department, said today that there is enough swine flu vaccine in Logan County that anyone who wants the shot can come in and get it.
“We do (have an abundance),” Adkins said. “We’re still having our weekly clinic on Wednesdays. We’re taking walk-ins. I think it’s slowed down because of Christmas and people are busy. But, we are still giving shots every Wednesday to anyone who wants one and to children on Tuesdays.”
Adkins said vaccine has been sent to all areas of Logan County and the health department is now able to order what it needs from the state. “We’ve set out vaccine to all health care providers and it’s available in other areas other than just the health department,” Adkins said. “We’ve supplied vaccine to different areas of the county. When we need to order more, we are allowed to order from the state so we can keep a good supply.”
In a press release, the state Department of Health and Human Resources is encouraging people to get the H1N1 vaccine before the holidays.
There have been 872 hospitalizations and 19 deaths attributed to swine flu in West Virginia since September, the release said.