Health departments to target high-risk groups - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Health departments to target high-risk groups

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Starting tomorrow, health departments across the state will begin targeting those most at risk for swine flu.

During a news conference today, Governor Riley announced that the state has just 55-thousand doses of swine flu vaccine.

On Wednesday, county health departments will begin administering those doses to folks in high risk groups including: pregnant women, children 6 months to four years old, parents, siblings and caregivers of children less than 6 months old and health care workers.

"There are a group of people in the state of Alabama that need to seriously look at this and the possibility if they do not take it," said Governor Riley.

The state has a toll-free swine flu hotline. The number is - 1-877-377-7285. Lines are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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