Due to overwhelming demand across the United States, the influenza vaccine supply at DCMC is near depletion. While there are additional doses on order, the shipment is not guaranteed when supplies are so greatly limited. DCMC leadership is actively working to secure more doses to be shipped to the facility, however this shortage is affecting the entire country, and this will negatively affect access to what minimal supplies are available. Therefore, the Flu Clinic scheduled for Tuesday, October 20 is cancelled. The supply situation will be assessed early next week to determine the status of the future scheduled clinics.
Flu vaccine pre-orders take place in January and are placed with multiple vendors to try to ensure that optimal dosages arrive at DCMC. However, this was a time prior to COVID-19 affecting the United States. The demand for flu vaccinations nationwide has skyrocketed given the dire situation the pandemic has placed upon us.
Local pharmacies may have doses of flu vaccination available; however, the strong demand may cause them to run out as well. If you can find a source for the flu shot, it is advised that you take that opportunity to receive your vaccination.
Please stay tuned to dcmedical.org and its social media channels for the latest updates in flu vaccinations.
About Door County Medical Center
For more than 75 years, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) has been the leader in health and wellness for Door and Kewaunee counties. Our integrated medical center provides a wide range of specialties, including Primary Care, General Surgery, the Women’s and Children’s Center, the Door Orthopedic Center, Behavioral Health, the Door County Cancer Center, a skilled nursing facility, and rehabilitation services facilities among others. With its main campus in Sturgeon Bay and satellite clinics and rehabilitation services facilities in other smaller communities, DCMC provides expert care, close to home. More than 175 physicians serve on the medical staff. Visit www.dcmedical.org for more information.