CDC H1N1 Flu Website Situation Update, October 17, 2009
Vaccine Supply Status
Vaccine Supply Status
Nationwide distribution of the H1N1 (Swine) flu vaccine is underway to all states. Approximately 6 million doses have been shipped throughout the United States. A weekly update on the vaccine supply and shipment status, complete with state-by-state numbers, is now available on the CDC website.
2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Supply Status
October 16, 2009, 12:00 PM ET
|Doses Allocated as of 10/14/09*||11,422,900|
|Doses Ordered as of 10/14/09||7,971,800|
|Doses Shipped as of 10/14/09**||5,885,900|
*Doses allocated to project areas for ordering are those that are at the distribution depots and ready for project areas to order.
Project areas reflect CDC Public Health Emergency Response (PHER) Grantees.
|Project Areas||Total Doses Shipped
as of 10/14/09
|District of Columbia||14500|
|Federal Worker Program*||13000|
|New York City||151000|
|Northern Mariana Islands||2400|
|Republic of Palau||1300|
|*For more information, please visit: http://www.opm.gov/pandemic/memos/h1n1_20090930.asp|
Key Flu Indicators
Each week CDC analyzes information about influenza disease activity in the United States and publishes findings of key flu indicators in a report called FluView. During the week of October 4-10, 2009, a review of the key indicators found that influenza activity continued to increase in the United States from the previous week. Below is a summary of the most recent key indicators:
- Visits to doctors for influenza-like illness (ILI) continued to increase in the United States, and overall, are higher than what is expected for this time of the year. ILI activity now is equal to or higher than what is seen at the peak of many regular flu seasons.
- Total influenza hospitalization rates for laboratory-confirmed flu are climbing and are higher than expected for this time of year.
- The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) based on the 122 Cities Report has increased and exceeds what is normally expected at this time of year. In addition, 11 flu-related pediatric deaths were reported this week; 10 of these deaths were confirmed 2009 H1N1, and one was influenza A virus, but unsubtyped. Since April 2009, there have been 86 confirmed pediatric 2009 H1N1 deaths; 39 of these have been reported to CDC since August 30, 2009.
- Forty-one states are reporting widespread influenza activity at this time. They are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. This many reports of widespread activity are unprecedented during seasonal flu.
- Almost all of the influenza viruses identified so far are 2009 H1N1 influenza A viruses. These viruses remain similar to the virus chosen for the 2009 H1N1 vaccine, and remain susceptible to the antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir with rare exception.