Swine flu vaccine now available to all Oklahomans

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - State health officials say the swine flu vaccine is now available to all Oklahomans.

The H1N1 vaccine had initially been reserved for priority groups such as children and pregnant women.

The state Health Department on Tuesday announced that about 90,000 doses of the vaccine are expected in the state this week. The doses include both nasal spray and injectable vaccines.

Those wanting the swine flu vaccine are encouraged to check with their physician's office or county health department.

The state Health Department reports 890 Oklahomans have been hospitalized since Sept. 1 due to flu complications and 27 have died.

The story is quite different in Texas, where the state health department says the vaccine continues to arrive in lower-than-projected quantities due to manufacturing delays. State health officials advise Texans with questions about the flu or the vaccine to simply call 2-1-1.

-The Associated Press


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