Fairbanks Readies Free Swine Flu Vaccine for Kids

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is planning to provide free swine flu vaccines for any school-age children in the borough at a series of clinics scheduled to begin Nov. 19. State officials say one dose of the vaccine is enough for children ages 10 and older. But children ages 6 months to 9 years should receive a second dose about four weeks later. The school district is not requiring the vaccine but is recommending it. The district is no longer tracking swine flu cases but is keeping a daily count of the number of students with flu-like symptoms.

The Associated Press

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