There’s at least one area where Montgomery County tops its neighbors in Chester, Berks and Delaware counties, but its probably not something worth boasting about. As of Saturday, Montco tops all when it comes to number of flu cases reported, with 1,387. Its closest rival is Delaware County with 1,343.
However, the numbers are likely higher given that the state statistics “are restricted to only those cases that have had a positive laboratory test for flu,” according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health website, writes Evan Brandt in the Pottstown Mercury.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, this year’s vaccine has been updated, adding an H1N1 component, making it more effective. The CDC is also recommending against getting the vaccine through a nasal spray this year.
Kalyn Roberts, supervisor for public health nursing at the Montgomery County Health Department, said as of Tuesday, 4,158 doses of vaccine had been distributed in Montgomery County, including 400 shared with partners.
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