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January 14, 2013

North Country flu cases on the rise

Annual infection hitting unusually hard in North Country



In Clinton County, Walmart stopped giving flu shots at the end of November but has been plenty busy referring shot seekers to other venues.

“It seems like every 10 minutes someone is in here looking for a flu shot,” said Pharmacist Sharon Schenkel. “I have been calling around to the other pharmacies I know that are giving the shot and sending people to those locations. This morning (Sunday) I called Walgreens and they said they had about 100 doses left. I think I’ve sent at least 40 or 50 people there today.”

At Rite Aid outlets in Plattsburgh, vaccine supplies are temporarily exhausted. However, more doses are expected by mid week.

 Walgreens in Malone had about 16 vaccines doses available late in the day Sunday. Workers there were not sure if they would be getting another supply. 

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