Swine flu vaccine made available to all in SC

Swine flu vaccine made available to all in SC

Swine flu vaccine made available to all in SC

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 18, 2009 at 2:58 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina health officials say there is now enough of the swine flu vaccine to give shots to everyone in the state who wants them.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Friday that 1.4 million doses of the vaccine will be available starting Monday.

South Carolina has reported 40 deaths associated with the H1N1 virus since September. DHEC spokesman Thom Berry says there have also been 855 hospitalizations related to the outbreak.

Last month, infectious disease experts said South Carolina had rejoined the list of states reporting widespread swine flu. Berry says there's still a steady number of cases being reported but that numbers have gone down somewhat.

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