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And They’re Gone Again … But Come by for Some Barlean’s Supplements!

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We are once again out of seasonal flu shots for ages 4 years through adults. It seems to be a cutthroat biz out there when it comes to flu shots this year. If we get another shipment in, we will let you know.

Just a reminder that a representative from Barlean’s Organic Oils will be at the retail store tomorrow (Oct 30th) between noon and 4 to answer any product questions you may have and to hand out samples. In conjunction with that we are offering 15% off all our Barlean’s products until November 16th. This is a great time to think about stocking up on supplements to help keep you healthy through this flu and cold season!

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Child and Adult Vaccines Available

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We have 75 doses of the seasonal flu vaccine (with preservatives) for ages 4 years through adults available. If you haven’t gotten one yet this year, come on by the retail store between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday or 9am-4pm on Saturday.

We also have preservative-free pediatric vaccines for ages 6 months to 36 months. If this is your child’s first vaccine they will need two doses about a month apart, so let us know!

Still no word on when we will receive the H1N1 vaccine. According to an article I read in Time Magazine the government has backed off the original estimate of 120 million doses by mid-October. They have shipped out some (11 million) and are hoping to ship out another 50 million by mid-November and 150 million in mid-December. The flu virus in grown in chicken eggs and can be somewhat unreliable to culture causing delays in production. In the meantime, remember to wash your hands often, cover your coughs, stay home if you’re not feeling well, and avoid touching your eyes!

Now you know as much as I do about the current availability!

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100 Doses of Pediatric Flu Shots

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As promised (with fingers crossed!), we finally got a shipment of preservative-free, pediatric flu shots for children ages 6 months to 36 months. If this is the first year your child will be receiving a flu vaccination, they will need 2 doses approximately a month apart. Make sure you let us know if this is their first one!

Hours to receive flu shots are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. Feel free to stop in with your child during those business hours.

We are still waiting for our shipments of the seasonal flu vaccines for adults and the novel H1N1 vaccines. We appreciate your patience in this matter as we cannot control when and if our shipments will arrive due to the high demand. As always, we will keep you posted whenever we know something!

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Pediatric Flu Shots Are Almost Here!

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It looks like our pediatric flu shots are shipping out this week, so we should have them soon! Yippee! We’ll let you know when they’ve arrived.

In other news, we are now out of the seasonal FluMist doses, meaning we’re out of all forms of season flu vaccines. We have ordered more and will let you know as soon as we know when to expect them. Thanks for your patience!

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Flu Shots: What’s in Stock

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What we have:
We are down to 4 doses of FluMist, so if you’re interested in getting one, let us know!

What we’re still waiting for:
TheĀ  large shipment of seasonal vaccines we are expecting is Fluzone brand – it is for ages 3 years and up and contains Thimerasol (which is a mercury perservative). We will also be getting 50 doses of preservative free vaccines for ages 18 years and up.

Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the pediatric vaccines as well as the novel H1N1 vaccines for high riskĀ  groups. We’ll keep you updated as to when those are in.

Calling all paramedics.
If you are a paramedic, we do have some novel H1N1 FluMist available. I repeat, this is for paramedics only, so if you’re not a paramedic, please do not inquire about the H1N1 until we tell you we have it available. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Check back for further updates.

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