Flu outbreak causes vaccine shortage in BX

The number of flu cases has spiked nationwide, and Bronx clinics say they're running short on vaccinations.

The number of flu cases has spiked nationwide, and Bronx clinics say they're running short on vaccinations. (1/12/13)

SOUNDVIEW - The number of flu cases has spiked nationwide, and Bronx clinics say they're running short on vaccinations.

The State Health Department says the number of flu patients admitted to hospitals has spiked 55 percent in the last week, and two children in New York have died from the virus. At a Rite Aid on Soundview Avenue, pharmacists say they've seen an increase in requests for flu shots.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a public health emergency, allowing pharmacists to give the flu vaccine to anyone between six months and 18 years of age.

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