OLYMPIA ¾ More than a million doses of H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine have now been shipped to Washington since early October. The state’s supply is up to nearly 1.4 million doses. Vaccine is being ordered and shipped daily.
As the vaccine supply grows, high-risk groups remain the first priority until vaccine is widely available. Vaccine eligibility will then expand. Federal health leaders say there will eventually be enough vaccine for anyone who wants it. Supplies vary by community.
“Vaccination is the best protection against flu,” says Secretary of Health Mary Selecky. “Check with your health care provider to find out if they have the vaccine for you and your family. As supply catches up with demand, the challenge will be to make sure everyone gets vaccinated.”