Where are the H1N1 Vaccines?

by: Kristen Guilfoos

Amarillo, Texas - So far, the Amarillo Health Department has received 200 H1N1 vaccine doses, all of which have been given to emergency room workers at BSA and Northwest.

The Health Department tells us they will not hold a mass vaccination until they have enough doses in stock... as for how many doses are enough, we've been told anywhere from as little as a few hundred to as many as several thousand.

That vaccination clinic is planned for sometime in late November, early December.

If you don't want to wait that long, you may be able to find the vaccine at your private doctor's office.

All providers in the area had the opportunity to order the vaccine by going to the website provided to them by the Health Department.

You will need to call you individual doctor to find out if they have the vaccine in stock.

You can log onto the Health Department's website at www.amarilloh1n1.com to find out more specifics about when and where the mass clinics will be held.

Just so you know, though, getting that vaccine now may cost you.

Private doctors have the right to charge you for the vaccine, but the Health Department will be giving it out for free sometime in the next few months.