H1N1 Vaccine Arrives in Alachua County
After weeks of waiting, 2,400 doses of the H1N1 vaccine arrived Tuesday morning at the Alachua County Health Department. The shipment is just the first of weekly deliveries.
The doses were sent to about 15 pediatrics providers throughout the county. 150 doses will remain at the health department.
All doses are of the nasal spray variety, but future shipments will also include the injectable vaccines. 2,400 is the maximum number of doses the county can request each week.
"Ultimately we expect to receive over or about 150,000 doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine," said Paul Myers, Assistant Director of the Alachua County Health Department. "Every Friday we'll be putting in our maximum allotment order and we should be receiving subsequently Monday or Tuesday of every week."