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Canada finds additional half-million flu shots; could still run out

Community Health Nurse Amy Beck injects a patient with a H1N1 vaccine during a flu shot program in Calgary on Oct. 26, 2009. Canada has found an additional half-million flu shots it can purchase to try to meet the soaring late-season demand for the product. But the deputy head of the Public Health Agency of Canada admits the country could still run out of vaccine, if demand in Central and Eastern Canada spikes in the way it has in parts of the West.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
January 10, 2014 - 2:15 PM

TORONTO - Canada has found an additional half-million flu shots it can purchase to try to meet the soaring late-season demand for the product.

But the deputy head of the Public Health Agency of Canada admits the country could still run out of vaccine, if demand in Central and Eastern Canada spikes in the way it has in parts of the West.

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