Colorado counties give swine flu vaccine to all
DENVER (AP) – Three Colorado counties are now offering swine flu vaccine to anyone who wants it despite state guidelines that doses go to high risk groups first.
El Paso County announced Thursday it would offer the vaccine to all because supplies of the vaccine are increasing. Officials also believe they’re meeting the needs of target populations, which include pregnant women, young children and medical workers.
Weld and Pueblo counties have also decided to make their vaccine doses available to everyone.
The state health department says it won’t change its guidelines because Boulder and Denver counties say they’re not meeting the demand of high-risk groups.
So far the state health department has distributed 1 million of the 4 million vaccine doses allotted to Colorado.
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