Vaccine shortages have been reported in the D.C. area, but Student Health Service has ordered additional flu shots as the peak of flu season nears.
Walgreens on 22nd and M streets said Friday that it will likely exhaust its supply of flu shots this week, and is not expecting an additional shipment of the vaccine, according to a store pharmacist.
A pharmacist at CVS at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave said Friday that the store expects to have enough vaccinations for the next few weeks.
The University’s student health center will hold a flu shot clinic Jan. 17 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Isabel Goldenberg, director of SHS, said.
Last fall, SHS provided 800 flu vaccines, which cost $20 for students not covered under the University’s insurance plan.
The Center for Disease Control has predicted this winter to be one of the worst flu seasons in a decade, reporting an increase in cases in early December. Flu season typically peaks in January and Feburary.