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Hospitals, pharmacies running short on flu vaccines
Contra Costa Times

Some Bay Area hospitals and pharmacies began reporting temporary vaccine shortages Friday, just as California health officials sounded the alarm over the recent spate of swine flu deaths and urged people to get vaccinated.

State officials said they weren’t aware of any such shortages, but corporate spokesmen for both CVS and Walgreens on Friday confirmed that some stores had run out of flu vaccines because of the high demand — and that it would take about 48 hours to get new supplies.

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