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IE school kids get swine flu vaccine

November 2, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Children in Riverside County are getting their chance to get the swine flu vaccine.On Monday, county health workers began administering free doses of the vaccine to school children in Banning and Coachella. About 200 students at Central Elementary School in Banning lined up to get vaccinated.

Officials hope to provide free vaccinations to students in each of the county's school districts.

Riverside County has requested 300,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine, which should be enough to vaccinate all Riverside County students 12 years old and younger.

In Riverside County, 1,058 cases of swine flu have been confirmed and 16 people have died from the virus, according to the health department.

CNS contributed to this report.