Flu Watch

Jan 11, 2013 8:53 PM by Dan Cimmino - KPAX News

Ravalli County running low on flu vaccine

HAMILTON - The Ravalli County Health Department is starting to run low on vaccine after a dozen influenza cases were reported this week.

While it remains readily available at most pharmacies or local drug stores, news of the nationwide flu epidemic is causing high demand.

Ravalli County Health Department Director Judy Griffin said it's out of flu vaccine right now.

"We're not going to be able to take more people in for appointments to get the flu vaccine, and we're unable to order anymore vaccines so we have enough to cover the other people that are scheduled this afternoon and on Monday."

In better news for Ravalli County, after more than 60 cases of whooping cough last year, officials have confirmed just one case this year.

Missoula County is also dealing with a recent spike in reported flu cases while Flathead County still has the most confirmed cases in Montana.

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