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Public service announcements push H1N1 vaccine


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The Obama administration is releasing new television and radio ads this week to reinvigorate the campaign to vaccination millions of Americans against H1N1.

The public service announcements, in English and Spanish, point out the vaccine shortage is easing and another ten million doses are expected this week.

The ads target children and their parents, young adults and patients in high-risk groups, such as pregnant women and people with asthma.

The vaccine is plentiful enough in some parts of the country that some state and local governments are allowing everyone to get the swine flu vaccine, not just priority groups.

According to the CDC, an estimated 22 million people have contracted H1N1. Some 3,900 have died from it and nearly 100,000 have been hospitalized.

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