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Mon September 21, 2009
Detroit unveils vaccination plan for swine flu
DETROIT, MI – Detroit and state health officials have released a plan to prevent and control swine flu in Michigan's largest city.
Detroit is expected to get a limited supply of the H1N1 virus vaccine in October.
Authorities say the first round of vaccine will go to pregnant women, children between 6 months and 4 years old, and their caregivers, parents and siblings. It also will go to anyone between 5 and 18 with underlying illnesses.
Clinics will be held in Detroit Public Schools for students in that group.
Immunizations will be expanded to other populations in the following two phases.
The city says 62 H1N1 cases and one death were reported this year through August in Detroit.