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Tue November 10, 2009
H1N1 Deaths in Dallas County Total 19
By BJ Austin, KERA News
Dallas, TX –
Two more H1N1 deaths have been reported in Dallas County. KERA's BJ Austin says more vaccine is reportedly on the way
Dallas County officials say the H1N1 flu deaths were young men, 18 and 24 years old, with no underlying medical conditions. That brings to 19 the number of H1n1 flu deaths in Dallas County.
Public health officials are urging people especially those in high risk groups to get the H1N1 vaccine.
The Dallas County Health Department ran out of the vaccine Friday after a three-day shot clinic for those in the high risk groups. Director Zach Thompson says many doctor's offices DO have the vaccine.
Thompson: There's at least 200 thousand doses reported that primary physicians have received, and we're expecting at least 19 thousand doses here in the near future.
But Thompson says pharmacies have still not received their shipments. And he says next time, there needs to be much better planning and distribution.