“Swine flu has killed 16 Michigan residents, hospitalized 396 and sickened scores of people as demand exceeds supply for the H1N1 vaccine, Michigan Department of Community Health officials said Monday.
‘We are at number you might see at the peak of a bad flu season,’ said Gregory S. Holzman, state Chief Medical Executive. ‘This is unprecedented.’
The news comes as the number of people reporting flu-like illnesses continues to spike, schools are closing across Michigan, hospitals are starting to ban children from visiting and health departments are administering the H1N1 vaccine to groups deemed most at risk. “