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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  • by Old Root Beard Location: Texoma on Nov 24, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    Go ahead and let the govt. shoot you up with their "dope" they manufacture in their legal drug labs (the pharmaceutical plants) and keep giving the drug companies more money so they can keep buying out YOUR govt. and filling its offices with lying pigs. Me? I'll stick to my raw milk and homegrown tomatoes to keep that flu crap away...
  • by grayson Location: county on Nov 18, 2009 at 03:22 PM
    It is interesting that not only does Grayson County NOT have access to the H1N1 but most of the Doctors in Sherman do not even have the regular flu shots. The only place listed that does have the H1N1 shots WILL NOT accept your insurance. ANY INSURANCE. Someone needs to explain that one also. Why do the primary doctors in Sherman not have access to flu shots of any kind? Even the pharmacies are out of flu shots. I finally got the regular flu shot at the Health Department ONLY because I have COPD. Obama was right when he said "old people need to realize they are old and just die". He will probably get his wish this year.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 at 08:42 AM
    So what makes Okla more special than Tex? Hello! We have more children's hospitals, etc. Where is our vaccine!?!
  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice on Nov 18, 2009 at 07:44 AM
    The govt wants to control the Indians first, then it will move to Texas with its mind controlling vaccine for "H1N1"
  • by Okie on Nov 18, 2009 at 06:49 AM
    It all depends on how much your state purchased. I guess Texas didn't bother to buy enough!
  • by me Location: ardmore on Nov 18, 2009 at 03:41 AM
    oh wow something oklahoma has that texas does not for a change. interesting.
  • by Texan on Nov 17, 2009 at 06:18 PM
    So when will Texans get the vaccine? And why hasn't KXII done a story on the fact that TEXANS are NOT getting enough supplies of the vaccine for the high risk groups while ALL Oklahomans can now get the vaccine?
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