|Intro:||The state only has 28-percent of the H1N1 vaccines it needs.|
Missouri currently has 220-thousand vaccines when it asked for 750-thousand, most of them going to Kansas City and St. Louis.
The first two weeks of the flu season typically bring no more than 30 people under the weather, but Health Department Spokesperson Kit Wagar (WAY-GRR) says the first two weeks this year around 5,000 people are already out with the flu.
|Description: "This new unknown virus emerged in Mexico in March, got to the United States in April, and then went worldwide in a few months."|
Wagar says pregnant women and children have the highest risk of infection so they are given priority.
From the state Capitol, I'm Christine Slusser.
|Intro:||Although Missouri was supposed to receive 750,000 H1N1 vaccines, the state has only received 220-thousand.|
The state has received only 28-percent of its H1N1 vaccines.
The Health Department Spokesperson is Kit Wagar (WAY-GRR).
He says the states two biggest counties are getting the bulk of the H1N1 vaccine.
|Description: "St. Louis county has a million people in it so it gets the most. Jackson County is divided among three different health departments, so, it would be that they get the most, but some go to Jackson County Health Department, some would go to the Independence Health Department, some would go to the Kansas City Health Department."|
Wagar says the state receives new shipments of the H1N1 vaccine every day.
From Jefferson City, I'm Christine Slusser.