Wednesday, October 20, 2004

From the Grand Forks (ND) Herald:
Canada a possible flu shot option for some Americans
Margaret Holmen's only opportunity for a flu shot this year might be 75 miles across the Canadian border. Dozens of others already have made the trek north.

With a shortage of vaccine shutting down flu shot clinics around North Dakota, Holmen and others who visit the Powers Lake Senior Citizens Center have been talking about traveling to Estevan, Saskatchewan. A pharmacy there is inviting U.S. residents to come and get poked, and it gave shots to about 80 Americans in 1 1/2 hours Tuesday.

"Everybody here is thinking about it," said Holmen, the senior center's manager. "We hear on the news that we should be patient, but we don't know what to do."

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