If you havent gotten your flu shot yet, its not too late to protect yourself and your family as the country faces one of the worst flu seasons in nearly a decade.
But if youve waited this long, you should expect to spend time finding a pharmacy in the Triangle that has vaccine left.
A run on flu shots has depleted the vaccine stock in some pharmacies, and some pharmacists said Monday they are down to just a few doses. Some pharmacies are out of standard vaccine for adults but have double doses for elderly people.
Calls to several area pharmacies found that many CVS stores were completely out, but still had the stronger vaccine for the elderly. Walgreens was transferring the vaccine between stores and a Rite Aid in North Raleigh still had plenty. The independently-owned Josefs Pharmacy on New Bern Avenue also still had ample supply.
Pharmacies, which ordered their vaccines months ago, do not expect to receive extra shipments of flu vaccine for this flu season. And several pharmacists said they ran out a month ago.
It sounds to me like there are temporary localized shortages, said Jack Jay Campbell IV of the ...