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Published October 16, 2009, 02:41 PM

More Swine Flu Vaccine Expected in North Dakota

Pregnant women, children ages 6 months through 18 years, and health care workers will continue to get priority.

Swine flu vaccine expected in ND

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department says it expects about 12,300 doses of swine flu vaccine to arrive in the state late next week.

Health officials say the shipment will include doses of both the FluMist nasal spray and the injectable vaccine for swine flu, also known as H1N1.

Pregnant women, children ages 6 months through 18 years, and health care workers will continue to get priority.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has informed states that the allocations of vaccine will be less than anticipated over the next few months because of lower amounts from one manufacturer.

But North Dakota Immunization Program Director Molly Sander says the state still expects to get shipments each week for the next several weeks.

The Health Department says almost all of the confirmed flu cases in North Dakota are swine flu.

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On the web: Health Department Flu Website

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