Riverside County offers H1N1 vaccine

RIVERSIDE, Calif. The Department of Public Health will offer the nasal swine flu vaccine start at 10 family clinics.

Patients are asked to first check with their health care providers about the vaccine before heading to a county clinic.

The county will give children ages 2 to 12 first priority for the nasal vaccine. So far, 81 children have died from illnesses related to the H1N1 virus, which is about how many die in a typical flu season.

L.A. County will begin offering the vaccine on October 23.

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