High demand for flu shots in Delaware, but shortage of vaccinations because of pandemic

DELAWARE- Beebe Healthcare told us they are seeing a great demand for flu shots this year, but with that said they are experiencing a shortage of vaccinations because of COVID-19.

We are told by a nurse that Beebe has already over 75 percent of last year’s entire allotment of flu shots, in just their month this year.

While that demand is high, they had to cancel some of their clinics offered due to troubles getting the vaccinations they need.

Last year they had over 30 flu clinics throughout the season, but this year they have under 20 clinics at this point.

“We had scheduled close to 50 flu clinics for this season, but due to some of the shipment delays and challenges with vaccination supply we did have to cancel a few of those, but we are able of what we have available to us now we are able to carry through on our flu clinic schedule,” Kim Blanch, RN and Community Services Manager at Beebe, said.

Beebe said they think they have such a high demand is because people don’t want to be exposed to the flu and COVID-19 at the same time.

They added they have a list of flu shot clinics available on their website, also people can find that information on their brand new flu hotline this year at 302-291-6358.

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