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Flu shots scarce in local pharmacies


Registered nurse Barbara Beatty prepares a flu vaccine for The State News on Jan. 9, 2013 at Olin Health Center. The Olin Health Center also has prepackaged flu vaccinations. Photo illustration by Julia Nagy/The State News

As a deadly flu strain hits Michigan, pharmacies in the East Lansing area are dealing with increasing demand for vaccinations.

CVS Pharmacy, 240 M.A.C. Ave., did not have any available shots as of about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, but the store expects to receive a shipment today. CVS Pharmacy distributes shots on a walk-in basis.

Kroger, 921 W. Holmes Rd., in Lansing, had about 40 shots available as of about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, and the store expects to receive more.

Currently, Olin Student Health Center has enough flu vaccines to cover scheduled appointments and all interested students, clinical nursing administrator Dawn Boechler said.

To schedule an appointment for a vaccination at the Olin Student Health Center or a neighborhood clinic, call 517-353-4660.

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