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Swine flu vaccines go unused in Sacramento County



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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, April 05, 2010
By Megan Hansen and Ben Adler

Sacramento County public health officials say it’s too soon to declare victory in the fight against the spread of swine flu. Despite a decrease in cases, they say all residents should still get the vaccine. Public Health Officer Dr. Glennah Trochet says any unused vaccines will be returned to the manufacturer and destroyed.
 
Trochet: “The vaccines belong to all of us, if you’re a taxpayer, you paid for this vaccine. The entire production of H1N1 vaccine was purchased by the federal government.”
 
Trochet says her department won’t know exactly how many vaccines will go unused until this summer. She says getting vaccinated can help the region avoid another outbreak.

Sacramento County is still offering vaccinations at nine different clinics. Clinic schedules can be found online at
http://www.sacpublichealth.net/h1n1-clinic-schedule/.
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