Transcript for Flu Season 2013: Low Vaccine Supply
Once again happy birthday. The latest on the deadly flu epidemic. Those who haven't received their flu shot could get shut out. The vaccine is in low supply and the outbreak to so bad people are now going to great lengths to avoid getting sick. John schriffen is here. Good morning, john. Reporter: Bianna, good morning. Waiting inside an emergency room is probably one of the last places where people would like to spend their weekend. That's why many in the country are taking extra precautions to avoid the flu especially before heading out into a popular public place. ♪ this morning, churchgoers across the country may have one extra pit stop on their way to the pulpit. Many churches like this one in upstate new york hope to ward off the flu epidemic by installing hand sanitizers cleaning the nurseries sen wiping doors between each service. Normally be door handles and those type of things might be cleaned once a week. They are now being cleaned daily. Reporter: This just one of many precautions people are keeping in mind today as they head out to other public spaces. I kept a lot of hand sanitizer around. Make sure to wash my hands a lot. Stay away if people sick. Wiping down the phones with wipes. Keeping my hands off my face. Reporter: Some are trying to stay ahead of the game. People waiting in long lines not for the latest blockbuster but to get the flu vaccine. Many pharmacies are experiencing shortages of the flu shot. In new york the governor declared a public health emergency which allows pharmacists to administer flu vaccination to those between 6 months and 18 years old. Is there enough to go around? We reached out to a popular pharmacy chain. Currently we only have the flu shots for the ones that are 65 and up. Reporter: Cvs dealing with the same shortages at their stores. We should get in 30 dieses at this location but that could be gone in 20 minutes. Reporter: And walgreens say while sol of their select stores around the country may experience shortages they are working as quickly as possible to restock every store. In fact, our own dr. Jennifer ashton when her office ran out of the flu vaccine she got a new shipment within just a matter of days. Dan? Important to emphasize it is not too late to get the shot, john, thanks for your report this morning.
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