KARE 11 News
March 24, 2010

ST. PAUL — Not so long ago people in Minnesota would line up for hours to get an H1N1 vaccine. Now, with one million doses on the shelves, no one seems to want one.

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“This is something we see fairly often, especially with flu vaccine. Anything you don’t percieve a need for you are not going to want to get,” Minnesota Department of Health spokesman Doug Schultz said Wednesday.

Once 2010 began the threat of the virus hit a wall and the public perception was there was no need to be scared of contracting it anymore, so, they didn’t go get the vaccine they once said they wanted.

The state health department said it only ordered vaccine that public health clinics and private practices requested.
That number is 2.38 million vaccines.


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