Not Enough Hospital Beds if Swine Flu Outbreak Occurs
If things go as planned, the H1N1 flu vaccine will be available to children, pregnant women and people with existing health conditions as early as next week. The general population should be able to get their shots soon thereafter.
However, even with the six to seven million doses set for distribution next week and about 75 million doses available by the end of the year, the government predicts tens of millions of Americans will contract the H1N1 virus this flu season.
As Susan Hendricks reports for today's Health Minute, in some parts of the country, an outbreak could mean a lack of hospital beds.
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