November 19, 2009
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State health officials say they've
allocated a total of 1.2 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine to
Virginia sites in their overall campaign to vaccinate people
against the so-called swine flu.
State health commissioner Dr. Karen Remley said Thursday that
while influenza-related illness has fallen to 5 percent of visits
to emergency rooms and urgent-care centers, there are many people
who are ill and 27 deaths have now been reported statewide.
Shipments of the vaccine went out this week to colleges and
universities, including the University of Virginia, which was
holding a vaccination clinic Thursday.
Remley says influenza cases reported this fall are typically
H1N1. She says samples taken from patients haven't detected the
seasonal flu virus yet.