Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 10th, 1997
They said many residents lined up for recommended hepatitis B shots after the scare.
The shots are being given as a precaution because the town's health director did not change the syringe between flu shots he gave to some 468 people earlier in October 1997. Instead, the doctor changed only the needle between each shot, health officials said.
But they emphasized that the chance of exposure to a blood-borne disease was remote.
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