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Virginia Loosens Restrictions On Who Can Get H1N1 Vaccine

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By Jonathan Wilson

On the heels of Maryland's announcement that it will offer the H1N1 vaccine to the general population comes the news that all Virginians who want the vaccine should be able to get it.

Virginia Health Director Dr. Karen Remley says growing supplies of the H1N1 vaccine have allowed the state to lift restrictions on who can receive it.

But she's still stressing the importance of the vaccine for groups at high-risk for flu-related complications, including pregnant women. "You know in the first weeks we talked a lot about pregnant women? There are women who weren't pregnant when we started this campaign who now are," says Ramley.

Supplies of the nasal mist vaccine are safe for women who are are pregnant and anyone in good health between the ages of two and 49, have also increased.

Shipments should begin arriving at pharmacies in Virginia next week.

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