Fresno Doctors Begin Administering H1N1 Vaccine

October 8, 2009 6:42:35 PM PDT
Valley doctors have begun to administer the H1N1 vaccine. But it may take a few weeks for all medical providers to receive their shipments.                  |   Watch Video Above for Extended Coverage   |

Alyssa Lujan was among the first to receive the vaccine in nasal spray form at the Fresno County Health Department. She said, "I thought it was better than a shot because shots are more painful."

Children two to nine years old are on the priority list for the vaccine ? as are people who care for infants under the age of six months.

Alyssa mother Tricia Lujan said, "The reason why I wanted the kids to get it is because I'm nine months pregnant and I wanted to make sure it doesn't come home with them and I get Swine Flu virus. So I'm just waiting to get mine now when they get their shipment in."

Doctors say pregnant women cannot take the vaccine in nasal spray form. They must given the vaccine through a shot.

Medical providers expect to be fully supplied with the vaccine by the end of the month.

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