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Little Kids Swine Flu Vaccine Here
Thursday, 08 October 2009

October 9--  County health departments in Georgia have received small amounts of swine flu vaccine and are now providing a nasal spray form to healthy two and four year olds, according to Roger Naylor with the Southeast Health District.

"For our entire district, we only got 2,000 doses and that's spread over 16 counties.  So, we've not gotten a great deal, but over the next couple of months we will receive vaccine which will include the traditional shot vaccine and at that time people may see that target population begin to widen a little bit," he says.

As of the end of September, Naylor reports 64 documented cases of the H1N1 swine flu and no deaths in the district.  He says the cases started going up when school started in August.  "All the kids came back to school and we saw the spike in the number of cases being confirmed.  This is not typically our flu season, but we are seeing flu but its not all H1N.  There is some seasonal flu which is mixed in there because we normally see some of that starting in October and November," Naylor notes.

The flu vaccine is free at your county health department and Naylor recommends you call in advance to find out about availability in your county.  He also says some doctors have the vaccine.


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