EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County health workers said the number of flu cases reported is slowing down from the spike we saw in early January. The Health Department also says the vaccine shortage is over. The department and many local pharmacies ordered more of the vaccine after running out earlier in the month.
Since this year’s strain of the flu didn’t peak as early as it normally does, health workers are waiting for the other shoe to drop.
“We haven’t seen that definite peak. We think we’ve seen the worst in Lane County, but since we’re still seeing people get sick, we’re still encouraging people to get the vaccine,” said Jason Davis, Lane County Health & Human Services spokesman.
The flu shot is different each year, so the current vaccine expires in June.