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New Cases of H1N1 are Declining, But Health Officials Warn Against Complacency

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New Cases of H1N1 are Declining, But Health Officials Warn Against Complacency

DuPage County Health Department

Anyone in Illinois who wants an H1N1-swine flu vaccination should be able to get one starting Tuesday.

That’s according to the Illinois Department of Health, which is easing priority access to the vaccine after nearly two months. The number of new H1N1 cases is declining statewide. But health officials still encourage vaccinations for anyone over six months.

HASS: There is no way to predict exactly what the future holds when it comes to this virus. We don’t want people to be complacent; we don’t want people to be lulled into a sense of security because the numbers may be declining.

That’s David Hass, spokesman for the DuPage County Health Department.

Most private physicians should now have the vaccine on-hand. Retail pharmacies are expected to receive vaccines by next week at the latest.

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