If you have been one of those macho souls snubbing H1N1 flu shots, you may have a false sense of security because the flu has been quite limited, at least when compared to the flu that hit the country in 1918. That was the mother of all pandemics, killing 550,000 in the U.S. and 40 million worldwide.
Some people who came to a Bismarck flu shot clinic might have left feeling worse if the Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health staff members had not taken up a collection to prevent vehicles from being towed.
About 140 people came through the drive-through to get flu shots, not hamburgers.
“The North Department of Health wants us to conduct drills to see how fast we can vaccinate a population,” City-County Health District administrative services coordinator Betty Olson said of Friday’s drive-through in Valley City.
An AP Member Exchange Feature By Steve Browne, Valley City Times-Record
, October 06, 2009
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