Swine flu vaccine in short supply in Utah

Swine flu vaccine in short supply in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Health officials say the swine flu vaccine is in short supply in Utah but more is on the way.

On Tuesday, the Davis County Health Department held a mass vaccination clinic in Layton. Spokesman Bob Ballew says about 2,500 doses, both in the nasal mist form and injectable form, were administered.

The vaccine is being allocated on a weekly basis by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Orders can take a full week to arrive.

Ballew says the department can order a new shipment on Wednesday.

As of Tuesday, the Salt Lake Valley Health Department's Web site said it was out of the flu mist but had a limited supply of vaccine injections.

The Weber-Morgan Health Department's Web site says it planned to hold an H1N1 clinic on Thursday starting in the morning for as long as supplies last.

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

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