RETAILERS CAUTIOUS WITH FLU SHOTS

ATLANTA -- Last year's unexpected vaccine shortage is having repercussions on how supermarkets dole out flu shots, at least in the initial phase of their programs.Retailers contacted by SN said they are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here to limit flu shots to those at high risk until Oct. 24."We've been trying to tell everyone through advertising that we

ATLANTA -- Last year's unexpected vaccine shortage is having repercussions on how supermarkets dole out flu shots, at least in the initial phase of their programs.

Retailers contacted by SN said they are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here to limit flu shots to those at high risk until Oct. 24.

"We've been trying to tell everyone through advertising that we are prioritizing," said Martha Johnson, director of clinical services for Ahold

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