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11:08 am
Sat December 19, 2009

Texas Orders More H1N1 Vaccine

Texas – Texas continues to order the state's full allocation of swine flu doses as more people are urged to get vaccinated. Texas now allows everyone to be vaccinated, while New Mexico is still restricting vaccination to priority groups.

The Texas Department of State Health Services on Friday said about 7.24 million doses have been ordered. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allocated about 7.6 million doses to Texas.

Commissioner Dr. David Lakey says there is "the potential for another wave of illness" and people should get vaccinated.

More orders and shipments will follow as providers confirm their orders with DSHS.

The agency says Texas expects to receive nearly 13 million doses of the vaccine by January.


On the Net:

www.dshs.state.tx.us


Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.