Shoppers are expected to flood stores and malls today
On the last weekend before Christmas, there are predictions shoppers will get real serious about their gift buying. Retailers are hoping to be swamped by folks looking for bargains and last minute gift ideas. No matter how good the numbers are this weekend, some analysts say they won’t be good enough to boost the holiday season into the black for retailers.
Also, a snowstorm may slow down shoppers back east. Locally, the forecast is for sunny skies with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s, So folks here can shop till they drop in near perfect weather. More on the Super Weekend Shopfest here.
In Burbank flu shots hard to find
Still need to get a flu shot or two? Now is definitely the time to get vaccinated because a lot of folks get sick with influenza this time of year. The latest news from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is that there are over 2.4 million doses of H1N1 vaccine in the county and, therefore, it is now available to everyone, not just those in the high risk groups.
Last Tuesday, in a news release posted on the county H1N1 web page, L.A. County Health Office Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding announced the policy change: “Adequate vaccine supply has arrived in Los Angeles County, allowing providers to administer H1N1 vaccine to any patient over the age of six months…”
However, there still appears to be a shortage of the H1N1 and or the seasonal vaccine in areas of Burbank. Last Tuesday, I checked at the Pavilions’ pharmacy at 1110 Alameda Avenue, and was told they ran out of the seasonal flu vaccine on Monday and NEVER received a supply of H1NI vaccine.
However, I managed to track down some available flu shots at the CVS Pharmacy Minute Clinic at 511 Hollywood Way. They had both the H1N1 and the seasonal vaccines on Wednesday, but the staff told me they did not know how long the supply would last or if it would be replenished. So you might want to add flu shots to your holiday to-do list.