Shortage of flu vaccine could mean some NJ residents won?t receive a shot

A shortage of the flu vaccine means that many NJ residents wont be getting a shot this year.

Flu season starts this month but there is not enough vaccine to go around. Flu vaccine supplies in America were cut in half after regulators shut down Chiron Corporation in England on Tuesday.

Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes says that his county, and the rest of New Jersey, has to make sure that the most at-risk individuals get vaccinated. Officials say healthy people should forgo the flu shot this year and use the nasal spray or mist instead.

Flu season runs through April. Residents are urged to consult their doctors for the best options.

Related link:New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

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