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H1N1 Vaccines Administered In Bronx

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H1N1 syringe vaccine.

Some of the first swine flu vaccines to arrive in New York City were quickly administered to health care workers and kids at the Children’s Hospital Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx yesterday.

Health care workers, pregnant women, and children are on the priority list. The first weekly shipment of H1N1 nasal mist vaccines began arriving Monday. The City expects receiving limited batches of 68,000 vaccines per week through October. Next month, more than 1 million doses are anticipated to be followed by another 2 million in December.

According to a Harvard University poll, only half of U.S. adults plan to get vaccinated.

Schools are to begin handing out swine flu inoculation consent forms for students to give their parents within a few weeks. Students should start receiving vaccinations by the end of the month.

 

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Elizabeth Dilts

is currently pursuing a masters at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Dilts came to New York City from Shanghai, China, where she worked as an editor with the English-language City Weekend magazine. Prior to that, Dilts spent a year in Nanjing, China, with a bilingual, Mandarin-English magazine and a stint in Tianjin, China, with a business publication. Looking to use her Mandarin back in the United States, Dilts is covering Flushing, Queens, one of New York’s four Chinatowns. A native of Gary, Indiana., Dilts received her bachelor’s degree in journalism at Indiana University. While in China, she reported on Internet usage among young adults and the education issues faced by multi-ethnic children raised in China.