Vaccines For Everyone!

Illinois health officials lift restriction on H1N1 shots

Thursday, Dec 10, 2009  |  Updated 2:08 PM CDT
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Illinois health officials say everyone can start getting swine flu vaccine beginning Tuesday — not just those in high-risk groups.

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Damon Arnold made the announcement Thursday.

Chicago health officials say they too are broadening recommendations on who should get a swine flu vaccination to include everyone over the age of 6 months.

The vaccine supply has improved enough that it's no longer necessary to limit it to people most at risk.

Officials say many retail pharmacies in Illinois soon will have swine flu vaccine.

Pharmacies may charge a fee for administering the vaccine, typically between $12 and $22. The fee is covered by most health insurance.
 

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