HHS: H1N1 Flu Shots May Begin In October

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Obama administration says vaccinations against H1N1 flu are likely and probably will begin in mid-October, assuming soon-to-start studies go well.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says no final decision has been made. But she says first in line for shots likely will be school-age children, young adults with conditions such as asthma, pregnant women and health workers.

Studies of the brand-new vaccine are set to start in early August, and the government will make its final decision once results are available. But Sebelius told officials from all 50 states Thursday to figure out now how they would deliver the shots to people who need them.

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