Flu-fighting drug hard to find in NE Fla.

Published On: Jan 29 2013 03:53:56 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 29 2013 03:55:23 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

During this year's flu season, some in northeast Florida have had a hard time finding the flu vaccine at times.

The flu-fighting drug Tamiflu is also proving hard to find in the area.

Baptist Medical Center says it has enough to last for a month.

Shands Jacksonville Medical Center says it is rationing its supply to those who need the drug the most.

Some pharmacies in the area said they have both the capsule form and the liquid form. The liquid form is what's often given to children.

A number of pharmacies said they still had the capsules in stock, but were out of the liquid. And other pharmacies said they were out of both kinds of the medication and have it on backorder.

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