Kids 5-9 get Pa.'s first swine flu vaccine

September 30, 2009 3:02:17 PM PDT
Children in some parts of Pennsylvania should receive the first doses of free, voluntary swine flu vaccines as early as next week. State Health Department officials said Wednesday that healthy children ages five to nine will be eligible in portions of the state where swine flu is most active.

Those areas are the southeast, northcentral and southwest portions of Pennsylvania.

They should receive a follow-up dose three to four weeks later. The nasal mist vaccine will be available through schools, doctors' offices and health clinics that preregistered with the state to administer it.

By mid-January, Pennsylvania should receive enough doses to cover teens, young adults, pregnant women, health care workers and others.

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