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Swine Flu Deaths Reach Triple Digits

September 30th, 2009 by flanews

Eleven Floridians between the ages of 13 and 56 died of the swine flu last week.

The recent deaths bring Floridas total number of H1N1 fatalities to 102. The morbid milestone comes as the state department of health prepares to receive the first does of vaccine. 100,000 doses of the nasal spray vaccine are expected as early as next week, but the spray isnt for everyone. Pregnant women and children will have to wait until the shot is available. Floridas Surgeon General Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros says people need to be talking with their doctors to decide if they should get vaccinated.

Coordinate with your health care provider to makes sure you are a candidate that you do understand the risk, but the benefits as well. We want to remind everyone that the seasonal flu vaccine is currently available now and again that is something that you should be talking to your provider to make sure you receive it if you are a candidate for it, said Viamonte Ros.

The Swine Flu shots are expected to arrive in waves, with the first doses coming in mid-October.

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