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1 Million More Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine on Hand
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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. officials reported Wednesday the addition of another million doses H1N1 swine flu vaccine, bringing the total so far to 23.2 million doses.
"We know people are frustrated by the inability to immediately get vaccine right now," Janet Napolitano, secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said during an afternoon press conference. "And we know people are frustrated by waiting in lines and by uncertainty."
Production delays have resulted in far fewer doses of the vaccine than federal officials had hoped for by this time. The first estimates called for 40 million doses by the end of October and 190 million doses by year's end.
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