Texas Health Experts: All Priority Groups Should Be Targeted For H1N1 Vaccines

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas health experts say providers should
now target all priority groups for the swine flu vaccine.

The Texas Department of State Health Services says priority
groups are: pregnant women; people 6 months through 24 years old;
people 25 through 64 years old with high-risk health conditions;
health care workers who provide direct care; and those with come in
close contact with babies 6 months or younger.

Health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams says as of
Wednesday, Texas had been allocated about 5.4 million doses. She
says providers can decide whether they want to open the
vaccinations to everyone.

Tarrant County and Harris County health departments currently
offering the vaccine to everyone. Dallas County will start next

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