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Health officials wait for swine flu shots

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2009

After hearing all the bad stories about swine flu, you’ll soon be able to get yourself a swine flu shot. 

          The Illinois Department of Public Health has received 57,000 doses of swine flu vaccine to distribute across the state.  Chicago will get a separate shipment of 16,000 doses.

          Jenny Barrie is with the La Salle County Public Health Department.  She doesn’t know yet what La Salle County’s share of the vaccine will be.          Barrie says the first shipments of swine flu vaccine will be dished out to five priority groups. 

          Barrie says the health department is also working close with schools.  They plan on going into schools and giving students a shot.

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