Flu vaccine supply up from last year

September 18, 2006

CDC has announced that 100 million doses of influenza vaccine will be manufactured for the upcoming season, more than any previous year. Almost all of the vaccine is expected be shipped in October and November, and new policies are in place this year that are designed to deliver at least some of the vaccine by the end of October to all the providers who placed orders.

CDC has announced that 100 million doses of influenza vaccine will be manufactured for the upcoming season, more than any previous year. Almost all of the vaccine is expected be shipped in October and November, and new policies are in place this year that are designed to deliver at least some of the vaccine by the end of October to all the providers who placed orders. According to information from the vaccine manufacturers, approximately 75 million doses will be distributed by the end of October—about 15 million more than last year at the same time. This year, CDC's Immunization Services Division has been working with vaccine makers and distributors to monitor flu vaccine supply and timing of distribution.

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