Spring 2009: lengthening days, green hills, and a swine flu epidemic.
H1N1 influenza made its appearance a decade ago. From April 2009 to April 2010, there were over 60 million cases, a quarter million hospitalizations and 12,000 deaths in the United States. Through a coordinated public health effort, our office had vaccine to administer that fall.
We acknowledged our staff who worked hard to get the vaccine to patients.
Celebrate this milestone in public health readiness by scheduling your flu shot for this year.
Read more about the national response here.