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This week on "The State of Ohio": A big jobs win for southwest Ohio. And the controversial bill to make big changes in the state’s alternative energy standards got an overhaul itself. Now it would freeze those standards - though opponents say it’s not a freeze, it’s a repeal. Two leaders from both sides of the debate discuss the bill.
 

State changes rules on flu shots amid vaccine shortage.
By Bill Cohen - January 7, 2005
For several months, national and Ohio health officials have been telling people – because there’s a shortage of flu vaccine, don’t even try to get a flu shot unless you’re 65 or older, pregnant, chronically ill, or a nursing home resident. Now, the guidelines are being changed. The biggest one involves lowering the age thresh-hold to people 50 and older. Kristopher Weiss speaks with the Ohio Health Department explained to statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen why the guidelines are being relaxed. This winter, the vaccine shortage was caused by the discovery that the vaccine from one of the nation’s two suppliers may have been contaminated. That cut the vaccine supply nearly in half.
Kristopher Weiss with Bill Cohen (2:48)


 
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