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Thousands Sign Up to Administer Vaccine In Virginia

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Thousands of doctors and clinics across Virginia are registering with its health department to administer the new H1N1 vaccines.

The Centers for Disease Control hasn't told Virginia's health department how many doses will be in the initial batch. It's expected to hit clinics next week. This first shipment will be a live strain of the virus that's administered through a nasal spray.

Jim Farrell oversees immunizations in the state. He says the first vaccines have been earmarked for highly-susceptible health care workers. "I think a lot of the upfront work we've agonized over for days now. We're just gonna have to get our hands on it and touch and feel it and see how it works. We feel relatively confident we can make the right decisions, at least initially."

Three weeks after the first shipment, the state should receive a larger batch for the general public.

Peter Granitz reports...

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