DHS news release
January 6, 2005
Contact: Bonnie Widerburg (503) 731-4180
Flu vaccine restrictions to be lifted
What: Public health officials will discuss the state’s decision to make flu vaccine available to the general public. When: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6
Where: Room 140, Portland State Office Building, 800 N.E. Oregon Street
Who: Grant Higginson, M.D., state public health officer, Oregon Department of Human Services
Details: Because of this year’s flu vaccine shortage, flu shots were previously restricted only to people who fall into specific high-risk groups. Restrictions are being removed to make vaccine available to all. Dr. Higginson will provide details and respond to questions.