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12:03 pm
Tue October 6, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccine Arrives

Oklahoma City, OK – First doses of swine flu vaccine arrive in Okla.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The first doses of the much-anticipated swine flu vaccine are arriving in Oklahoma and county health departments are developing distribution plans.

The Oklahoma and Cleveland County health departments are reporting that their allotment of the vaccine arrived Monday and state Health Department spokeswoman Leslea Bennett-Webb says it's anticipated most county health departments will have their vaccine by Tuesday.

Oklahoma initially has been allotted 21,100 doses of the vaccine but more is anticipated to arrive in the state during the coming weeks.

Bennett-Webb says the first swine flu vaccination clinic state officials are aware of will be held for Newcastle schoolchildren on Wednesday. Cleveland County health officials targeted Newcastle schools with the county's initial vaccine allotment because of high absentee rates in that district.