MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County Public Health officials today removed 150,000 young people from its H1N1 vaccine priority list, citing an ongoing shortage.
"No longer do we have any abundant supply," said public health director Dr. Thomas Schlekner. "Now we have a scarce supply."
The county and hospitals in our area are still waiting on shipments from the federal government, which coordinates H1N1 vaccine shipments for the entire country.
This is the updated priority list:
The OLD priority list included children and young people between 5-24 years old who are healthy. That category has been tightened to only include young people up to 18 years old, and everyone in that group must also have underlying medical conditions.
The county's school clinic program has also been suspended until at least December.