Alaska’s supply of flu shots safe in shutdown

ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s supply of flu vaccinations was not affected during the federal government’s partial shutdown.

The Anchorage Daily News (http://is.gd/4hwjue) says efforts to monitor influenza, however, were crippled by the 16 day shutdown. The shutdown came to a close after the House and Senate voted late Wednesday night to end it.

During the shutdown, no one at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produced the agency’s weekly surveillance report.

The CDC typically analyzes data and tracks flu cases in all 50 states.

During the shutdown, thousands of CDC workers were on furlough.

Alaska state immunization program manager Gerri Yett says there should be an adequate supply of flu shots for all providers.

Yett says 80,500 doses of this season’s vaccine has been ordered by the state.

 

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