Volunteers sought to help with swine flu vaccines

Volunteers sought to help with swine flu vaccines

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Salt Lake Valley health officials want doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others to volunteer in helping dispense swine flu vaccines.

The newly launched Salt Lake Valley Medical Reserve Corps says medical and non-medical volunteers could play a key role in what's expected to be a busy flu season.

Dr. Dagmar Vitek, medical officer for the Salt Lake Valley Health Department, says health officials may end up vaccinating 500,000 people for the H1N1 flu.

Aside from medical personnel, health officials are looking for people to help translate information into different languages, provide administrative support, assist with paper work and pass out information about diseases.

The group provides more information on how to volunteer on its web site.

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

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