California Gets Enough Swine Flu Vaccine for 13% of Population
Nearly 300 Californians, including a 7-year-old in Fontana last week, have died of H1N1 while some 5,000 others have been hospitalized. News reports show people trying to sell spots or fake pregnancies in vaccination clinic lines while other studies indicate a lot of people are not even trying to seek help.
Even if everyone wanted to get vaccinated, there's only so much H1N1 vaccine to go around so far. The California Department of Public Health today said, that as of Monday evening, they have received a total of over 5 million doses of the vaccine, which is enough for 13% of the population.
Los Angeles County, not including Long Beach and Pasadena, which run their own health departments, has received 1,248,210 doses, or enough for 12.7% of the population. Long Beach has received 66,255 for 13.4% and Pasadena has 16,840 doses for 11.2% of their respective populations.
The state says it's trying to spread the doses evenly among counties, but there will be small discrepancies. Los Angeles County receives its doses straight from the CDC.