Flu shot clinic changes coming

[Update: We were contacted by the health department today (11/6) telling us to expect 400 doses next week. We consider this unconfirmed until we have doses in our hands and will not be scheduling appointments until doses have been received and counted.]

Saturday November 7th will proceed as planned as a walk in clinic. We are listening to feedback from our families and we are hearing that there is a preference to resume shot appointments. We originally hoped to have much more vaccine available and in the past walk in clinics have been very successful to get a lot of vaccine distributed quickly.

For the coming weeks it appears supply of vaccine will continue to be limited. This will continue to cause too many families arriving on Saturday to be unable to receive flu vaccine. To reduce frustration we will begin taking appointments for flu shots *when the next batch is shipped* to our office. *Don't call yet as we don't have vaccine available for appointments yet.* We anticipate our small number of currently available doses to be given out this coming Saturday. Unfortunately rain is in the forcast for this weekend so if you do plan to come bring umbrellas and rain gear. If you would like to stay dry, wait for updates on website for when we have vaccine available and will be able to take appointments.

At this time we don't know when our next batch of vaccine will arive. We have been told by the health department that Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day may interfere with shipments. We have let them know we are willing to assist in any way including driving to them and helping distribute. We have ordered 5000 doses and received 1100 to date. Unfortunately we are dependent on the vaccine manufacturers and state vaccine distribution systems to get vaccine. It is not an issue of us not ordering enough.

Please continue to use the comments to give us your ideas on how to fairly and quickly distribute this vaccine.