Health leaders react to H1N1 spread

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Public Health held a news conference Friday morning to discuss the H1N1 virus that continues to spread across the state.

State officials say they are not testing all flu cases as if they are H1N1 stating that out of the last one thousand cases they tested, all but four were H1N1.

The state will be receiving about 600,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine in mid October. An additional 200-thousand will be shipped to Alabama every two weeks after that.

Health officials say children, the elderly, those who are already sick and pregnant women should be the first to get the vaccine once it becomes available.

Officials continue to warn that this is just a very early beginning to the flu season.

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