People urged to get H1N1 vaccine - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

People urged to get H1N1 vaccine

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is urging people to get the swine flu vaccine.
      
Sebelius says a quick response is vital because H1N1 continues to spread. She is also addressing safety concerns, saying the vaccine is safe and that the adverse affects are minimal.

Sebelius says production is ahead of schedule and a full supply should be available by the end of the month.

Meanwhile, some people may have to wait a little longer before getting the seasonal flu vaccine.

Two drive-thru flu clinics have closed for the week because there is not enough vaccine. The State Department of Health cancelled the clinics in Cullman County and Marshall County.

People have been getting their flu shots earlier than usual this year, leading to the temporary shortage.

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