State has almost 1M H1N1 vaccines

October 20, 2009 2:53:09 PM PDT
Texas has now received 960,400 doses of the swine flu vaccine.The Texas Department of State Health Services said Tuesday that the allocations received in the last three weeks add up to the number.

Texas received 454,200 doses last week. The number includes 233,100 in the shot form and 221,100 in the nasal mist form. In the week ending Oct. 9, Texas got 363,800 doses, which included 235,000 shots and 128,800 mists. The state's allocation for the week ending Oct. 2 was 142,400 doses, all in mist form.

To reach priority vaccine groups, the state health department is allocating vaccine to those who serve pregnant women, 2- to 4-year-old children, 5- to 18-year-olds at higher risk of serious consequences from the flu and health care workers who provide direct patient care.

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