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Baltimore's top doctor says there is a plan in place to offer the swine flu vaccine to every student in the city school system.

Dr. Anne Bailowitz is Baltimore's acting chief medical officer. Bailowitz says many students will be able to get shots or nasal-spray vaccine in schools, but some may have to go outside to clinics or private doctors to be vaccinated.

Bailowitz says the city will likely offer the vaccine to elementary school children first because they are the most likely to bring the virus home and infect family members.

U.S. health officials say more than 6 million doses of H1N1 vaccine will be available the first week of October, but local health officials say the exact distribution of the vaccine depends on how much the city gets and when.

Meymo Lyons reports...

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