US says first swine flu vaccine ready October 5 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

US says first swine flu vaccine ready October 5

ATLANTA, Ga. - U.S. health officials say the first swine flu vaccine should be in some doctors' offices as early as Monday, October 5.

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  • The first batches of vaccine will protect 6 million to 7 million people. Over time, the government expects to have a total of 250 million doses of the new vaccine. Ten percent of that will go to other countries.

    Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday the U.S. vaccine shipments will go directly to doctors, clinics and other providers designated by each state.

    Washington OKs mercury in swine flu vaccine

    The state Health Department will allow more mercury than usual in some of the swine flu vaccine to make sure shots are available to pregnant women and children under three.

    The department says mercury-free swine flu vaccine may not always be in stock, so it wants to give people the choice of using vaccine with the mercury preservative called thimerosal. While thimerosal is believed to be safe, most vaccines for children under six are thimerosal-free.

    The suspension of the mercury limit announced Thursday lasts six months and applies only to the swine flu vaccine expected to become available in October.

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