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

HARRISBURG, Pa. - September 30, 2009 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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