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Swine flu vaccines available to everyone by week's end

By Melissa Correa - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A press conference Thursday on swine flu in the Commonwealth highlights the latest impact for residents.

The state health department is calling the H1N1 vaccination campaign a success.  But we're still not out of the woods yet. In fact, we could soon see a third spike in swine flu patients.

More doses, set to arrive everyday, will push the number of vaccines in Virginia up to two million. During this morning's briefing a chart was passed out.  It tracks the ppercentageof people in an age group who've been vaccinated. It peaks at school age children and kids under three.

Patients at hospitals or the doctors office are being urged to get a swine flu vaccine before checking out. Vaccines will soon be available at pharmacies at a cost of up to $20.  You can still get a free vaccine at your health department. No one will be turned away.

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