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Alina Pastoriza Garcia administers a flu vaccination to Russell Waddey at the CVS pharmacy’s clinic on Dec. 4, …

It’s not too late to get vaccinated against this season’s particularly nasty flu outbreak, but you may have some trouble finding a flu shot.

On a call Friday to update reporters on the status of the outbreak, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said that a high demand for the flu vaccine has created some “spot shortages” of the flu shot as people flood pharmacies and doctors’ offices to get immunized. There have also been reports of shortages of the pediatric formulation of Tamiflu, which is used to treat children who have come down with the bug.

Flu season started more than a month early this year and is now widespread in 47 states, with 24 of those states and New York City reporting very high levels of…

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