FLU SHOT DELAYS SQUEEZE RETAILERS

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here reported that there is no national flu vaccine shortage expected for this season, but local shortages are being experienced due to a "market distribution problem," according to Julie Gerberding, CDC director.Local shortages -- impacting many supermarkets -- are likely due to the inability of London-based flu vaccine manufacturer Chiron

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here reported that there is no national flu vaccine shortage expected for this season, but local shortages are being experienced due to a "market distribution problem," according to Julie Gerberding, CDC director.

Local shortages -- impacting many supermarkets -- are likely due to the inability of London-based flu vaccine manufacturer Chiron to distribute its vaccine in the expected time frame, she said.

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