User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


67° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Flu Vaccines Run Low In Some Places

January 14, 2013, 6:05 PM by Sammi Bjelland

Flu Vaccines Run Low In Some Places
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

As word of the flu virus continues to spread, more people are rushing to get vaccinated.

It was a busy weekend for the pharmacy department at the 41st Street and Minnesota Lewis Drug in Sioux Falls.

"We have seen quite a push in the immunization rates, so we acquired some more vaccines. So, we've done probably over 1,000 doses this weekend," Bill Ladwig with Lewis Drug Pharmacy said.

With this recent surge for shots, the store is starting to run low on supplies. They have about 700 to 800 doses left and after those are gone they won't be receiving anymore this season. But that doesn't mean you should give up on getting your shot.

"We're almost out. The hospitals can still acquire some yet and they're still working on it. So, it's one of those things to be proactive. It's one of those things where it's good to be immunized," Ladwig said.

Mickey Norlin stopped by to get her shot on Monday. Being a former Registered Nurse, she says she understands the importance of getting shots like these.

"I do things like this because I think it's important that people don't catch these diseases and don't pass them on," Norlin said.

If you haven't gotten your shot, you still have time to stay healthy.

"The best you can do is try to keep healthy by limiting your exposure. But then also the vaccination piece is critical in this," Ladwig said.

As of Monday afternoon, Avera Hospital says it still has vaccines available to the public. And because of the demand, Sanford says they have shifted some supplies of the vaccine around, but they are expecting a large shipment of more  some time this week.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Woman Killed In Sioux Falls Home

4/16/2014 6:01 PM

Sioux Falls police are investigating a murder in the southwest part of the city.

Full Story
SF Murder Victim Stabbed, Suspect Got Pills

4/17/2014 10:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police have released the names of the suspect and victim in the city's second homicide of 2014.

Full Story
Missing Girls Case Update On Tuesday

4/15/2014 7:15 AM

Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Full Story
Remains Found In Car Are Missing Girls

4/15/2014 1:39 PM

After more than 40 years, the families of two missing teenage girls now know what happened to them.

Full Story
Evidence From Car Led Authorities To Cold Case Conclusion

4/16/2014 11:35 AM

A more than 40-year-old cold case has been closed after South Dakota authorities announced on Tuesday the remains found in an old Studebaker submerged...

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED