The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reported today that South Carolina sites have begun receiving some shipments of the H1N1 vaccine.
The agency submitted orders for 26,300 doses of vaccine with the Centers for Disease Control and its distributor, McKesson, Monday, Oct. 5. They received notification of the arrival of a shipment this morning at several DHEC public health departments around the state. Private providers may also be receiving shipments today as well.
DHEC is now ordering an additional 27,300 doses. More will be ordered as soon as more is allotted to the state by the CDC. South Carolina may receive up to 2-million doses of H1N1 vaccine by the end of December.
Once sufficient amounts of vaccines are here they will begin announcing plans and locations where residents can get the H1N1 vaccine. Check their Web site, www.scdhec.gov/flu for updates and information about both H1N1 and regular seasonal flu.