State sees drop in use of flu shots; H1N1 cases decrease
by AnnistonStar
 Around the State
Feb 20, 2011 | 860 views |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

A year after state officials ordered 2.8 million doses of vaccine that included the H1N1 strain in the wake of a flu outbreak that killed 52 Alabamians, the state has seen a 20 percent decrease in flu-shot usage.

Ordinarily, when there are a large number of cases of a specific flu -- such as H1N1, also known as swine flu -- it is common to see an outbreak again the following year, but the state is seeing very little of it, said Jim McVay, Alaba­ma Department of Public Health spokesman.

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