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October 22, 2014, 10:24 am
970 WMAY News

Vaccine Shortage Not Being Felt In Springfield... Yet

So far it hasn’t caused too many problems locally.  But Sangamon County health officials say they are monitoring shortages of the TDAP (tee’-dap) vaccine. 


The shot… which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis… is required for all schoolchildren between grades six and 12.  But the Sangamon County Department of Public Health says its supplies have been limited. 


For the moment, health officials are not aware of anyone locally being unable to get the shot… but they say they are keeping an eye on the situation.  There have been shortages reported elsewhere in the state, and schools are being told they won’t be penalized for allowing students in without the shot until the situation improves.

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