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The Pitt County Health Department ran out of flu vaccine earlier this week, due to the busiest flu season in 10 years. New supplies of the vaccine are on the way, state health officials said Wednesday.
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The Pitt County Health Department ran out of flu vaccine earlier this week, due to the busiest flu season in 10 years. New supplies of the vaccine are on the way, state health officials said Wednesday.

Flu vaccine supply dwindling

By Michael Abramowitz

The Daily Reflector

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One of the worst flu outbreaks in a decade left some Pitt County health providers with no more vaccine and others with a short supply on Wednesday.

“(The flu) hit early, there’s a lot of it and it’s bad,” Dr. John Morrow, county health director, told health board members on Tuesday at their monthly meeting.


The county health department ran out of all forms of its vaccine allotment earlier this week, Morrow said. The department requested more on Jan. 2, and will be furnished with a replenishment supply today from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a State Division of Public Health spokesman said.

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