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Swine flu vaccine running out

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgia's H1N1 vaccine supply is running low just as health workers are gearing up for a 2nd wave of the virus.

The Southwest Georgia Health District received 2,500 doses of the injectable vaccine Tuesday and today they only have about 500 doses of the injectable left.

Health officials say they plan on rationing the supply throughout the district so by the beginning of next week every county will have at least a few injectable vaccines to work with.

"We are just waiting, waiting to see when it comes. We know we've gotten it and we know we are going to get additional doses but we don't know when that is going to happen ," said Dr. Jacqueline Grant, District Health Director.

Health officials say there is still a good amount of the nasal mist vaccines left. Before you go get the shot, or spray call your health department to check the status.

Priority groups for the vaccine include pregnant women, household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months, healthcare and emergency medical services personnel, anyone from 6 months to 24 years of age, and people age 25 to 64 with health conditions associated with higher risk of complications from influenza.

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