County Officials Urge Everyone to Take Swine Flu Seriously
The first batch of H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccinations have arrived in Los Angeles County, health officials announced at a noon press conference today. 92,000 doses are here with larger shipments expected in coming weeks. By the end of the month, 1 to 1.5 million doses should be in local clinics and doctors' offices.
"This is an excellent form of vaccine," said County Health Officer, Jonathan Fielding, as he held up the FluMist, one of two versions available. Most people will end up receiving an injection because it will be more widely available.
In California, H1N1 has hospitalized 2,748 people and killed 206 to date.