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12/14/04 - Lufkin

Flu Vaccine Up, Demand Down

by Jessica Cervantez

Nationally, the vaccine supply is growing, but the demand for it is going down. East Texas doctors say they are not seeing a lot of flu apathy, but they have noticed a similar trend when it comes to vaccine demand.

Dr. Karl Krohn said, "A shortage creates a demand, and anytime there's a shortage of anything, it's going to make people want it more. Another aspect is that we're not seeing a lot of flu nationally, yet. People aren't seeing any cases, so they're thinking, 'maybe it is not so important that I get this shot.'"

You can contact your doctor to find out if they have received additional flu vaccine.

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