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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Flu vaccination shortages

NEEDHAM

Dr. Leonard Finn of Needham was led to believe that the shortage of flu vaccinations would be over this year.

But when he tried to order 900 doses, he was told by the company that his order would not be filled completely.

The reason: more and more vaccinations are being sent to big name retailers, such as Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Costco, and Rite Aid. Flu vaccinations being ordered by small, private-practice physicians are being delayed in favor of the retail giants, Business Week reports.

-- Erica Tochin

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