CT to make swine flu vaccine available

August 16, 2009 3:01:34 PM PDT
Connecticut officials are planning to make swine flu vaccinations available, free of charge, to the public. Gov. M. Jodi Rell's office says the state is recruiting doctors and other health care providers to administer the vaccine when the federal government makes it available. The state could initially receive up to 1.8 million doses.

Rell says people most vulnerable to the H1NI virus will be given first priority for the drug. They include pregnant women, young children, children with chronic medical conditions, caregivers for children and health care professionals.

Federal authorities expect a swine flu vaccine will be licensed and ready for distribution by mid-fall.


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