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City, Spotsylvania flu-shot clinics canceled
The flu shot clinics scheduled for tomorrow night in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County have been canceled.
Dr. John Petrasky, director of the Rappahannock Area Health District, said this afternoon that he told the two school systems that the Health Department has run out of H1N1 vaccine and will not be able to supply them with vaccine for the start of their inoculation programs.
Clinics scheduled for 5 p.m. tonight at Stafford High and tomorrow at Colonial Forge High in Stafford County will be held, Petrasky said. The Colonial Forge clinic will use vaccine given to the schools from a shipment received by Stafford County Fire and Rescue.
Local schools are the Health Department’s top priority, he said, and will be able to resume their clinics as soon as more vaccine arrives. He said he did not know when that would happen.