More Coloradans can get swine flu vaccine
Denver, CO Colorado
DENVER, Colorado – Colorado health officials are now urging public health agencies and health care providers to make swine flu vaccinations available to everyone as supplies allow, not just high-risk populations.
The state’s chief medical officer, Ned Calonge, said Wednesday that nearly all the demand for the vaccine in high-priority groups including pregnant women, young children and medical workers has been met.
Health officials say that so far this flu season, 1,925 hospitalizations in 53 counties have been reported in Colorado, and nine children and 48 adults have died. Nearly all flu cases this season have been swine flu.
Several clinics around the state are offering the 2009 H1N1 vaccine free of charge.
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