Utah to get $2.9 million for fall flu season

Utah to get $2.9 million for fall flu season

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah will get more than $2.9 million to help the state prepare for the ongoing swine flu virus and fall flu season.

Utah will get more than $2.1 million in public health emergency response grants, which help state public health departments prepare for things like vaccination campaigns.

The state also will get $753,000 in hospital preparedness grants, which help hospitals and health care systems prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Friday that nationwide, $260 million in the response grants and $90 million in hospital grants will be distributed.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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