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Posted by on Dec 5, 2009 in Infectious diseases

Pandemic H1N1: Activity Down; Vaccine Supplies Up

Pandemic H1N1: Activity Down; Vaccine Supplies Up

Only 25 US states are reporting widespread activity of pandemic influenza, according to the latest update from the CDC. During the previous 3 consecutive weeks, widespread activity was reported in 46, 43, and 32 states. The CDC advises, nevertheless, that most indicators for flu activity remain higher than normal for this time of year.

As of December 3rd, more than 72 million doses of pandemic flu vaccine have been allocated (ie, ready for distribution) in the United States; more than 63 million have been shipped to ordering states or US territories. Approximately one half of the supplies have been allocated for 10 states.

State

Doses Allocated as of 12/03/09

California

8,296,500

Texas

5,565,000

New York*

4,536,300

Florida

4,306,800

Pennsylvania

2,544,500

Ohio

2,672,100

Illinois

2,422,300

North Carolina

2,172,500

Michigan

2,329,000

Georgia

2,280,900

* Including New York City.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.