Citizens scared by the national news of a nasty flu epidemic have been racing to find their flu shots, with little luck locally.
The pharmacist at Tarrytown’s Walgreens reports that the phone is ringing off the hook with people on the hunt for a place to get their vaccines.
Neither of the two CVSes in Tarrytown nor the Walgreens has the shot available now. Nor would most any doctor, the Walgreens pharmacist who only gave his name as Kevin, said.
“They are releasing it in small quantities, and when we had some people were lining up from all over the county,” he said.
No pharmacist at the three local chains could speculate when they would get more.
“Were waiting on them,” the Walgreens pharmacist said.
The word from the Westchester County Health Department is the vaccine is out there.
"We are currently surveying pharmacies to determine vaccine availability," said Caren Halbfinger. "Individual locations may have used up their supply, but the state assures us there is sufficient supply available from manufacturers. We also have links on our website where residents can find additional sources to call - both medical offices and pharmacies - and sources of vaccine for doctors and pharmacists who need additional supplies."
On Flu.gov you can plug your zip code to get a map of flu shot providers in your area, but call first to check availability and you may have to go further than 10591.