Today was the first day the National Centers for Disease Control accepted orders for H1N1 flu vaccine, and Idaho got its order in - for 9,000 doses. They’re expected to start arriving early next week, going directly to hospitals, community health centers and public health districts. State epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn said, “There is going to be a very limited supply of H1N1 vaccine available during the first weeks of shipments, so initially vaccination will not be widely available to everyone recommended to receive it. Eventually, we hope there will be enough for everyone who wants to be vaccinated.” First priority will go to pregnant women, children, health care workers and people at high risk because of other medical conditions.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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