Swine Flu Vaccine Will Now Be Available to More Alaskans

The H1N1 vaccine will now be available, as quantities allow, for all Alaskans who want to be vaccinated. About 170,000 doses of the vaccine have trickled into the state so far, with about 15,000 doses arriving each week. Dr. Joe McLaughlin is the state’s chief medical officer. He says H1N1 infection rates have been declining nationally.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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Correction: Dr. McLaughlin is the state’s epidemiologist. Dr. Ward Hurlburt is Alaska’s chief medical officer.