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Few flu shots available

WATERLOO (KWWL) - Doses of the H1N1 vaccine are limited because they're still in production, but now shortages of the seasonal vaccine are also being reported.

Despite the fact more doses of the seasonal shot have been shipped this year compared to any previous flu season, they seem to have gone too fast.

Doctors offices, and clinics like CVS and Walgreens, have reported shortages. CDC officials say the doses are going out as quickly as possible.

Some viewers in eastern Iowa say they've also had problems getting the shot. Johnson County health officials said Monday there have been delays in delivery. In Polk County, 31 flu-shot clinics were cancelled because of a shortage.

Online Producer: Jason Mortvedt

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