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Swine flu vaccine comes to Louisiana

5 years ago October 07, 2009 Oct 7, 2009 Wednesday, October 07 2009 Wednesday, October 07, 2009 4:37:28 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ

The first batch of the swine flu vaccine is expected to arrive in the Louisiana on Wednesday. The Department of Health and Hospitals said 26,000 doses of the vaccine were being distributed to 50 pediatricians around the state.

It's in the form of a nasal spray called FluMist. Children ages 2-5 are the first on the list to receive the vaccine. More than 100,000 doses of the vaccine are expected to be distributed to health-care providers by the end of the month.

The vaccine will be available to the general public in the coming weeks. The state will post a list of healthcare providers who can administer the vaccine.

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