The flu came late to Middle Tennessee and isn’t showing signs of leaving early. Physicians from Vanderbilt University Medical Center say it’s been a busy season for influenza, though not like the H1N1 pandemic.
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By the end of this week, the Centers for Disease Control says 35 states will open H1N1 vaccines to everyone. Tennessee was one of the first, opening doses to the general public last week.
Nationwide, hundreds of thousands of H1N1 shots meant for infants and toddlers have been recalled by the manufacturer.
Tennessee is seeing the same downturn in the number H1N1 cases as the rest of the nation.
Starting Tuesday, Metro Health Department will give H1N1 vaccine shots to anyone who wants them.
A critical care researcher at Vanderbilt has put out an open call for funding. While researchers are always looking for grants, the open call is an unusual move. He believes cholesterol lowering drugs could save the lives of people who become critically ill with the H1N1 flu.
Public health workers will take H1N1 vaccines to Hickory Hollow Mall Saturday for a one-day community clinic.
Students at Edison Elementary School in Antioch will begin getting H1N1 flu vaccines on-site Thursday.
Metro’s Health Department ran out of swine flu shots last week, but shots to protect against the disease are still available at most midstate health departments.
Public health officials are waiting to see if a wave of H1N1 flu infections in Nashville has peaked.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano asked for help over the weekend vaccinating students and others vulnerable to H1N1 flu.
Tennessee Department of Health is already gearing up for the coming flu season, now complicated by H1N1, or the “swine flu” virus.
Tennessee health officials announced the state’s first probable instance of swine flu is now its first confirmed case of the virs.
Next week, Tennessee will become one of the first states able to officially confirm cases of swine flu instead of sending tests to the Centers for Disease Control.