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It’s time, finally, for our flu shots. Pharmacist reports only 19 shot remaining in stock

Flu shots reportedly running low

Published: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 - 3:36 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 - 10:17 pm

My colleague, Claudia Buck, and I finally went for our flu shots. Apparently, plenty of people preceded us.

Our neighborhood pharmacist said the outlet only has 19 flu shots remaining. She’d heard of other retail pharmacies running out. Kaiser Permanente had shortages in portions of Northern California, but restocked.

Luckily, the only shots remaining at our pharmacy were the kinds that puncture only the skin, not the muscle. The needle was just a stub. It didn’t hurt much at all.

We learned that it’ll take up to 10 days to build up full immunity, and to wash our hands frequently until then.

Call The Bee’s Cynthia H. Craft, (916) 321-1270.

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Cynthia CraftCynthia H. Craft began her reporting and editing career in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating from Ohio State University. She worked at a Dallas, Texas, newspaper as an editor, and then at the Los Angeles Times, as an editor and Capitol Bureau correspondent. After working as editor in chief at the California Journal, Craft went to Lima, Peru, for three years as a visiting professor of journalism at Peruana Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. She's currently The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health, a position made possible by a grant from The California Endowment.

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