Vaccine against swine flu will be available Monday at all county health departments, targeted to those at highest risk for the disease.
Pregnant women, children six months to four years and the caregivers and household contacts for infants under six months are the priority groups for the first available doses, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced in a press conference early Friday afternoon.
So far, the state has been allocated 223,800 doses of the swine flu vaccine, roughly 1 percent of the doses available nationally, said State Epidemiologist Dr. Mary Currier. Out of that allotment, the state health department is spreading 28,000 doses to the county health departments. The rest have been distributed to private providers or reserved for school vaccine campaigns.
“We hope to get many more,” Currier said.
Read more in Friday’s Daily Journal.
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