Check here from latest clinics: From Masspro.org
Nov. 12: WBUR asks: Has Swine Flu Peaked in Mass? The NYTimes had a story in September predicting it would peack in October. The state comes out with its new numbers tomorrow.
New CDC numbers: CDC estimates that between 14 million and 34 million cases of 2009 H1N1 occurred between April and October 17, 2009. The mid-level in this range is about 22 million people infected with 2009 H1N1.
CDC estimates that between about 63,000 and 153,000 2009 H1N1-related hospitalizations occurred between April and October 17, 2009. The mid-level in this range is about 98,000 H1N1-related hospitalizations.
CDC estimates that between about 2,500 and 6,000 2009 H1N1-related deaths occurred between April and October 17, 2009. The mid-level in this range is about 3,900 2009 H1N1-related deaths.
The Wall Street Journal blog puts them in context.
Nov. 8 — Globe story on how the state’s distributing the vaccine.
It takes into account which of eight different vaccine formulations are being made available by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency that buys all the doses and functions as the national clearinghouse. Some doses are for infants and toddlers. Some can be used only in children and adults with no underlying health conditions, such as asthma. Some are for nearly everyone.
How to get one: H1N1 vaccine clinics are being scheduled next week in some towns for those at high risk, mostly pregnant women. Updated info from the state DPH here.