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DHS news release


Media Briefing

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.