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CDC Asks State and Local Health Departments to Vaccinate High Risk Groups First Against H1N1

The CDC recently put out a Letter to all State and local health officials urging them to restrict vaccinations to High Risk groups.

Currently demand for the vaccination is exceeding the supply currently available, though more is on the way.

The letter highlights the need to vaccinate those in high risk groups first, and the CDC is asking that State and Local Health departments ensure equitable access to the vaccine.



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The statements you made above seem contradictory, so I will assume that "...restrict vaccinations to high risk groups" you were meaning that the high risk groups were not restricted from having it, but they are the ones intended to receive it first.

November 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFood Storage

Yes, what I had meant in the post was that the CDC is urging the vaccination clinics to distribute the vaccine to the high-risk groups first.

From the CDC letter: "The goal of the H1N1 vaccination program is to protect our population – focusing first on these high-risk groups and ensuring equitable access to the vaccine."

Thank you for pointing out the error.

November 7, 2009 | Registered CommenterKeith Erwood

What does anyone expect when the public does not have access to basic rights and information?

Do you have a moment to look over important disaster information? US President Obama did.

One of the most important factors in disaster preparedness/recovery is to be informed:

When the dust settles, who will carry the mantle for disaster survivors? This should help understanding: What do you expect in case of an insured loss? Are You Disaster Ready (hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, fire, etc.)?

Thank you for any consideration you may give.

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterantonebraga

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