A major supplier of the flu vaccine for the United States has been shut off and officials in this state are now scrambling to get enough vaccine to meet Missouri’s needs. Chiron, a flu vaccine supplier, says it won’t be able to fulfill its orders after problems shut down a British plant. Halfway around the world, Missouri health officials are worried what the impact will be. Sue Denney with the State Health Department says now the recommendation now is for those over the age of 65 and for children between the ages of 6 and 23 months to be vaccinated. Certain health care workers should get flu shots, as well. But Denny says if you’re healthy and not in the at-risk categories, you should not get a flu shot. This way, there’ll be plenty for those who truly need it.
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