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Some Health Departments Get H1N1 Vaccine

Health departments in the east are already seeing their initial supply of the H1N1 vaccine.

The Lenoir County Health Department received its shipment right after noon Monday. Three-hundred doses of the spray version of the swine flu vaccine are now available, although the shot form of the vaccine has not yet come in.

Joey huff, Lenoir County's Health Director, says pregnant women, who should get the H1N1 vaccine, can not get the nasal spray version. And those allergic to eggs and chicken can't get it all.

Huff says they haven't determined how they will administer the vaccine yet, but say they've had some interest from the school system to hold a flu shot clinic.

Beaufort County's Health Department received 200 doses of the vaccine, while Pitt County's Health Department says it received some H1N1 vaccines as well, but not enough to hold a community wide clinic.


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