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October 26th, 2009
02:14 PM ET

Lines for the H1N1 shot

Our iReporters show us the lines around them- that stretch around the block, in some cases:


Filed under: Nicole Lapin • Tony Harris
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Kelly Chang

    Isn't it amazing how our government can't get their priorities straight and so far only produced 13 million shots, when Great Brittain was able to roll out swine flue vaccins to ALL 60 million citizens starting yesterday? No our government needs to continue to disrupt business in favor of taking care of it's citizens. What a laughing stock our government is. Nobel prize of peace, huh?

    October 27, 2009 at 2:14 pm |
  2. dennis linville

    Why cant americans get it you ask ? Could it be that just like the rest of American business, the labs capable of making it are all in other countries now with the exception of one?

    October 27, 2009 at 3:06 pm |
  3. L Cook

    Regarding this season's flu outbreak, the only thing that has increased alarmingly is the amount of fear and hype generated by media. 40,000 to 70,000 people die each year from typical strains of flu in the United States alone.

    October 27, 2009 at 3:59 pm |
  4. roystin mallet

    If having been exposed to the swine flu 25 years ago or more is the only reason why this years swine flu is so extremely mild for those 25 years or older, doesn't it make the most sense to actually get this flu again, there by renewing natural immunity, and protecting against future recurrence which might be more severe? Getting the flu vaccine doesn't stop the spread, it only slows it down, but no more than proper quarantine if you do get the flu. But finally this swine flu is extremely mild, and the death rates are extremely low compared to the seasonal flu which has been displaced by this swine flu. It takes 8 to 10 weeks for a flu vaccine shot to become effective, during which time you are just as vulnerable, and may get mild flu symptoms from the shot itself. And you shouldn't get the flu shot if you have a cold or a flu. Report the facts please.

    October 28, 2009 at 9:23 am |
  5. Mar

    Hello, breaking news in my state Texas governorment is making sure prisoners get H1N1 vaccines before at risk tax payers of Texas who have not been convicted of crimes against society, why? What is the risk to prisoners? Perhaps, you can explain to us in Texas why this is a higher priorty than providing this limited vaccine for our children.

    October 28, 2009 at 10:55 am |
  6. Mike Tomkinson

    I have to wonder,from having an adequate supply, to not even coming close. Has the price of the H1N1 vaccine gone up. Is this really a bid to jack up the price.

    October 29, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  7. mary wolf

    Tell Ed Henry the suit and tie are great. It would pop better with a white shirt. Lookin good

    October 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm |
  8. stephen baumgardner

    morning toni i just heard you say there was 30 million doses of hi ni well what do you tell your wife when here in pa we cannot get any shots my wife is 4 months pregeanant and also works in a cancer center. i blame the whole administration. i voted fpr obama but have switched parties.

    November 4, 2009 at 12:12 pm |