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Arizona prepares order for swine flu vaccine

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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:11 am | Updated: 1:23 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

State health officials say they now expect to get slightly more flu vaccine in initial shipments due sometime next week.

The Arizona Department of Health Services says it is placing orders for the first batch of the new swine flu vaccine on Wednesday with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Officials expected to receive slightly more than 60,000 doses of the flu vaccine mist, but said Wednesday they now expect about 70,000 doses in that first batch.

County health departments will decide how the first doses are distributed. In Maricopa County, they'll go to health workers only. In Coconino County, they'll go to pediatricians' offices and hospitals.

The first huge allotment of injectable vaccine, between 800,000 and 1 million doses, should be here by the end of October.

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