N.D. in line for more swine flu vaccineState health officials say about 21,200 doses of swine flu vaccine are expected in the state late next week.
BISMARCK (AP) — State health officials say about 21,200 doses of swine flu vaccine are expected in the state late next week.
A statement from the Health Department said the vaccine to prevent swine flu, or the new H1N1 strain, will include both the nasal spray FluMist and vaccine for flu shots. The vaccine will be shipped to state health care providers the following week.
Health officials say priority will be given to pregnant women, children ages 6 months through 18 years, and health care workers.
State immunization program manager Molly Sander said officials realize many people are asking when the vaccine will be more widely available and she hopes they will be patient. She said it may arrive in limited doses for several weeks, so it will be given first to people considered to be at a higher ris