Swine Flu vaccinations could begin next week

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Swine flu vaccines may begin next week in Alabama.

State Health officer Don Williamson says the first doses of the vaccine should begin arriving in Alabama by the end of this week.

Starting on Tuesday, doctors will be able to place orders for vaccines.

Williamson says about 9 percent of doctors visits are flu-related. He says that puts the state about midway through the outbreak.

Williamson says adequate supplies of the vaccine will be available.

The Health Department has set up a toll free number for those with questions about the vaccine. That number is 877-377-7285.