Here are some of the colleges and Universities in Upstate New York, and the latest information they have on their websites about Swine Flu. It is good to see that several of them have received the H1N1 vaccine and are distributing it.
Local media nationwide have been reporting the cancellation of seasonal flu vaccine clinics as well as the limited availability of vaccine for the Swine Flu. The limited number of doses of vaccine for both types of influenza is due to several factors.
All military personnel will be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, and the vaccine will be available to all military family members who want it, a Defense Department health affairs official said today.
The H1N1 vaccination program will begin in early October, said Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Wayne Hachey, director of preventive medicine for Defense Department health affairs.
It takes approximately five to six months for the first supplies of approved vaccine to become available once a new strain of influenza virus with pandemic potential is identified and isolated. These months are needed because the process of producing a new vaccine involves many sequential steps, and each of these steps requires a certain amount of time to complete.