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Tempers flare in Virginia over shortage of H1N1 vaccine, answers

Washington Post, November 2, 2009

For the past two weeks, thousands of people have been calling doctors' offices in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, bombarding doctors' offices with queries even though doctors don't know when they will get more, or any, of the H1N1 vaccine. Officials say they divvy up supplies among pediatricians' offices, obstetricians and others who can reach those most at risk the fastest. Virginia officials have been allowed by the federal government to order more than half a million doses so far, although the state wants more than 4 million.