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Nearly 3 Million Doses of H1N1 Vaccine Allocated to Pennsylvania since Start of Vaccination Effort

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 Respiratory Disease News J E 4
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Department of Health Reminds At-Risk Pennsylvanians to Get Vaccinated

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has allocated a total of 2,940,300 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to Pennsylvania to date, the state Department of Health said today.

The vaccine has been distributed to 1,639 certified providers including pediatricians, family health practitioners, obstetricians, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities that agreed to target the groups of people considered most vulnerable to complications from the H1N1 virus.

Priority groups for receiving the H1N1 vaccination include pregnant women; persons six months to 24 years old; healthcare providers and emergency medical services personnel; parents, household members or caregivers of children under six months; and those under 65 with certain underlying medical conditions.

Visit www.H1N1inPA.com to learn more about priority groups, potential vaccine side effects and other important information.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
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