Local Health Departments Estimate When They'll Get H1N1 Vaccine

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Flu season is about to begin, and the threat of the H1N1 virus has health departments here in the east preparing with vaccines.

Dr. John Morrow, the Health Director for the Pitt County Health Department says the vaccine for the H1N1 virus should be available for the public next month.

Morrow says the arrival of the vaccine depends on when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has enough vaccine produced to be distributed nationwide.

While the seasonal flu vaccine is available now, health officials can't say for sure what specific day they'll get the vaccine and how much they'll have. Here's a list of when area Heath Departments think they'll get the vaccine.

BEAUFORT COUNTY- Middle of October.

CARTERET COUNTY- Middle of October.

CRAVEN COUNTY- Didn't get back to us

LENOIR COUNTY- End of October or the first week of November.

MARTIN COUNTY- Middle of October.

ONSLOW COUNTY- Middle to the end of October.

PITT COUNTY- Late September or the middle of October.

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  • by dutch Location: ahoskie on Sep 16, 2009 at 07:39 AM
    Tim has someting. go to(theflucase.com).very scary stuff.
  • by scott Location: Mt. Olive on Sep 15, 2009 at 09:50 AM
    Come on WGAF it must be true, it was posted on the internet.
  • by WGAF Location: Jacksonville on Sep 15, 2009 at 06:38 AM
    Tim, what makes you the expert? You have no idea what you are talking about! We have come a long way since 1976. Get your fact strait before you post.
  • by Tim Location: MHC on Sep 14, 2009 at 10:30 PM
    DO NOT GET THE SWINE FLU SHOT! It has 1 million times more SQUALENE than was in the anthrax shots during the first Gulf War. Squalene, when injected, attacks your immune system, causes brain swelling, nervous disorders. Gulf War Syndrome, research it. Google "squalene". You are signing your own death warrant. The shot also has mercury and formaldihyde. During the 1976 swine flu, the deaths were mostly from the shot. check out flucase dot com.

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