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First round of H1N1 vaccines expected in Washington next week

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SPOKANE, Wash.  - More than 6,000 doses of the vaccine designed to prevent H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, are expected in the Inland Northwest next week.

Authorities at the Spokane Regional Health District are expecting just under 5,000 doses of a nasal spray vaccine in the initial shipment. A spokeswoman says the doses are being reserved for health care providers, the very young and those most at risk for infection.

The Panhandle Health District in North Idaho is expecting just over 1,000 doses in their first shipment.  A spokeswoman says those doses will go to hospitals and clinics at area schools because the virus spreads quickly through young adults.

Parents in North Idaho are asked to watch children's backpacks and notebooks for the next few weeks to learn more about clinics planned at local schools. The vaccine will not be given to any student without a permission slip, according to a Panhandle spokeswoman.

Weekly doses of the vaccine are expected to arrive throughout the next few months.

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