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Flu shot delays being reported around the country

Posted at 10:39 PM, Oct 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-02 22:39:52-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Steven Ho is a Pharmacist at Century Pharmacy in Chinatown.

He's gearing up for what could be a busy flu season. He's stocked but said there's always
a concern.

According to the CDC, flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. between December and February.

However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May, according to the CDC.

In Connecticut, the Department of Public Health says there is a shipment delay with some manufacturers affecting the supply for individuals 5 years or older, but a spokesperson says by the time flu season comes they expect to be in full supply

The New York City Health Department says while there is no shortage of flu vaccines here in the city, the Department can confirm a delay with some manufacturers.

The City's Health Department says there is ample vaccine right now.

"This year, it's been very interesting," said Janet Distefano of Tisane Pharmacy. "Starting last week I had a number of people coming in which I didn't see last year."