by Jennifer Richardson
KEZI 9 News
January 11, 2013
EUGENE, Ore. — With flu shots scarce at pharmacies in Lane County, we learned, some urgent cares seem to be the only places with a good supply.
The four urgent cares in our area are seeing an influx in people lining up for the flu shot.
We began reporting Thursday night that the urgent cares had about 1,600 doses they were dispersing among their four locations. Since then, the waiting rooms have seen a steady stream of people trying to prevent themselves from what some doctors are calling a very nasty strain of the flu.
“I went to the CVS and they’re all out,” said Eugene resident Colleen Curry.
Curry is like many in Lane County looking for protection from the flu–a flu that’s sweeping the nation.
“My grandfather just got out of the hospital. He got the flu and it turned into pneumonia. He got really, really sick,” Curry said.
It only took seconds for her to get some piece of mind.
“The flu shots have been really crazy here, I think partly because of the news and partly because of the epidemic,” said Mitch Boriskin, Family Nurse Practicioner.
We learned Thursday there were only about 500 doses left available among the Springfield and Eugene pharmacies and getting that vaccine is a gamble to begin with. [Read more…]