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Swine Flu Vaccine Arrives In Kansas


Kansas City, MO – The first batches of swine flu vaccine have begun arriving in Kansas.

Health departments in Saline and Franklin counties reported Thursday that they had received their first allocations of the vaccine.

Midge Ransom, director of the Franklin County Health Department, said her department received 100 doses of the aerosol mist vaccine. The mist is appropriate for healthy people ages 2 to 49.

The Salina/Saline County Health Department received 300 doses of the vaccine, also in the aerosol mist form.

The state health department now expects Kansas to receive about 16,700 doses from the first round of vaccine shipments. That's about 700 more than originally anticipated.

In Kansas, six people who contracted the H1N1 virus have died.

Marshall Griffin is the Statehouse reporter for St. Louis Public Radio.
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