Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Influenza Update

Surveillance

There was no flu activity reported in Maine for the week ending Nov. 20. Weekly updates on flu activity in Maine are available at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/influenza_surveillance_weekly_updates.shtml

Weekly updates for the US are available at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/summary.htm and international updates are available at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/international/activity.htm.

Update on state-supplied vaccine distribution

Most influenza vaccine arrives in Maine through private sector channels, but Maine CDC will be distributing a total of about 290,000 doses of flu vaccine this year; 92% of doses have already been shipped out to providers in the state. Almost 350 schools have received a total of more than 80,000 doses of state-supplied vaccine for school-based clinics.

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