After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
A number of medical groups have stopped conducting flu-shot clinics planned for the public amid a nationwide shortage of the vaccine caused by a major supplier's shutdown.
Maxim Healthcare operated flu-shot clinics for Costco, Albertsons and Walgreens. But spokesman Pete Montoya says Maxim won't hold any more retail clinics because its supply of the vaccine has run low.
A public flu-shot clinic called Flu-Central vaccinated more than
1,000 people a day last week, but expects to use all of its vaccine this week.
And the Air Force Academy says it won't offer flu shots during its Retiree Appreciation Day because of the shortage -- a change from previous years.
About 48 million doses of vaccine intended for the United States were taken off the market because of contamination concerns at plants in Britain.
Colorado Health Care Association president Arlene Miles says the shortage is causing a crisis in the state's nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. She says with so many at-risk people living in the same
facility, one person with the flu leads to a risk of epidemic proportions if residents aren't vaccinated.