New York Gets First Swine Flu Vaccine Next Week
New York State will get its first doses of swine flu vaccine next week, with many reserved for health care workers, some of whom oppose the mandatory inoculations.
Upstate New York will be getting about 100,000 doses. New York City health officials don’t yet know how many would be supplied to them. In the first round, the vaccine will be made available to those the Centers for Disease Control’s considers at high risk. That includes health care workers, pregnant women, children, young adults and people between 25 and 64 with special health conditions.
New York is the first state to mandate flu vaccinations for health care workers.