September 6th, 2011
Three children who attended the Washington County Agriculture Fair last month contracted a rare form of swine flu, but it’s unclear if that’s where they caught the virus.
June 2nd, 2010
The H1N1 vaccine, which protects against the swine flu, will be part of the seasonal flu shots.
The question is whether those shots will arrive before swine flu returns to northwestern Pennsylvania.
Flu vaccine is usually available in October, right when the swine-flu outbreak hit in 2009.
“It still takes six months to manufacture a vaccine,” said Howard Nadworny, M.D., Saint Vincent Health Center’s chief of infection control. “We received our seasonal vaccine just before the H1N1 outbreak, though it didn’t contain H1N1. This year it will be in the seasonal vaccine.”
April 13th, 2010
This year we had a winter flu season with virtually no seasonal flu, no pandemic flu, no flu of any kind– at least not yet, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
March 31st, 2010
Nearly half the 162 million doses of H1N1 vaccine produced to fight the deadly flu in the United States have gone unused, and some batches have either expired or are nearing their expiration date, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
February 1st, 2010
The dept. has vaccination clinics at all 60 state health centers.
January 8th, 2010
They say that another wave of the flu is expected to come in late winter or early spring.
December 17th, 2009
The PA Dept. of Health has told providers that they may now vaccinate anyone.
December 11th, 2009
Philadelphia Inq reports:
Laura Brewster, healthy and fit at 56, ran, swam, and played tennis. Two weeks ago, she returned to Glenside from a dream vacation in China. Less than a week later, she was dead of swine flu.
Kevin Hirsch, 26, almost never missed a day of work at a McDonald’s restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia. “He [...]
December 9th, 2009
Reports the Associated Press via CBS 3:
State health officials say the federal government has allocated nearly 3 million doses of swine flu vaccine to Pennsylvania so far.
As of Monday, officials say the vaccine has been distributed to more than 1,600 certified providers. They include pediatricians, family health practitioners, obstetricians, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities.
The state [...]
December 7th, 2009
Philadelphia Inq reports:
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON – Pushing Americans to receive swine flu vaccinations, the Obama administration on Monday released a new slate of television and radio ads to counter an illness that already has infected millions.
The public service announcements target children and their parents, young adults and those in high-risk groups, such as people [...]