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Ala receives first shipments of H1N1 flu vaccine
By Ala prepares for mass flu vaccinations
Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Alabama health officials say providers
are expected to get some 30,000 doses of swine flu vaccine this
week but it probably will be next month before vaccination clinics
at K-12 schools will be in operation.
State Health Officer Donald Williamson said at a news conference
Thursday that 5,300 doses of the nasal spray vaccine have been
recieved by providers in Alabama and another 24,000 doses shipped
Thursday should arrive by Friday.
Children 6 months to 2 years old, pregnant women and patients
with asthma are among those who cannot take the nasal spray.
Alabama does not expect to get a large shipment of injectable
vaccine until late October. Health officials say injectable vaccine
is appropriate for all patients except babies under 6 months old.