Swine Flu Update: A Total of 31 Deaths in Florida
Eight more people have died from the H1N1 Swine Flu virus here in Florida.
Four of the victims were in their forties. One was a child. The deaths bring the total number of swine flu fatalities in Florida to 31, according to the Capitol News Service.
The state is preparing for an even deadlier winter. Dr. Russ Eggert, an epidemiologist with the Florida Department of Health, says the state is still working out the details of its plan to vaccinate millions this fall.
“We are talking about potential barriers for a vaccine campaign, and what we need to do to try to overcome those barriers, reach out to our partners and stakeholders to help us," Eggert said. "We can’t do it all by ourselves in the health department."
The vaccine is expected to be available in large quantities this fall. The state could utilize schools to help administer the doses.
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