Flu vaccine expanding access

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A person receives the H1N1 swine flu vaccine. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Lionel Cironneau)

More flu vaccines are available in the province.

A provincial health ministry release said Saskatchewan received 107,000 doses of FluMist nasal vaccine for people between age two and 59.

The remaining supply of injectible vaccine are reserved for infants, pregnant women, persons with compromised immune systems and now for those over age 60.

FluMist has the same influenza strains as other flu vaccines, including the H1N1 strain.

The Times-Herald will participate in an interview with Dr. Mark Vooght, chief medical officer for the Five Hills Health Region, at 1:45 p.m. Check back to the website between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. for more information.


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Geographic location: Saskatchewan

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