Swine Flu Vaccinations In The States Begin October 6
It's time for vaccinations against H1N1 swine flu, starting October 6 about 6 million doses will be nasal sprayed vaccines at first, called the FluMist, then doses will turn into traditional flu shots.
"We have a vaccine and it is likely to be effective after a single dose for those over 10, and it is going to be rolling into doctors' offices and clinics," Frieden said at a news conference
The FluMist will be given to health care workers and to be people caring for or living with infants under the age of 6 months, because the nasal vaccine doesn't work on pregnant women, kids under the age of 2 and those underlying health problems.
As flu shots arrive, priority vaccinations will go to pregnant women and to school-age kids. Different states are emphasizing different kinds of programs. Frieden said school-based vaccination programs are especially important
Frieden had also said "there will be enough vaccine for any U.S. resident who wants it."