Pregnant Women, Infants Should be First to get Swine Flu Vaccine

By JustMommies

In a press conference Wednesday, members from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices panel revealed that pregnant women, children six months and older and health care workers should be first on the priority list of swine flu vaccinations this fall.

According to the Associated Press, swine flu vaccinations will become available starting late October of this year -- with about 120 million vaccines available.

Other important groups that should get vaccinated include parents, caregivers, adults ages 19-24 and the non-elderly with high risk medical issues.

According to the report -- it is approximated that about 150 million people will fit into these categories and should be vaccinated. Although there is potential for not enough of the vaccine to go around, the AP reports that less than half of those advised to get vaccines do so.

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