Hawaii allocated more than 500,000 swine flu vaccinations


POSTED: Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The state Department of Health reports 517,200 doses of the swine flu vaccine have been allocated to Hawaii.

The department said in a media update today that as of this week, 77,460 doses have been set aside for school clinics, and 48,304 students have been vaccinated.

An estimated 351,940 doses have either been shipped or are in transit to Hawaii for health care providers, such as private physicians, hospitals and community health centers.

Health officials say the remaining 87,800 doses have either been ordered and are awaiting federal approval or will be ordered for health care providers.