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July 30, 2009

Older people not on priority list for swine flu vaccinations

Pregnant women, children and people who have certain health conditions are considered the most vulnerable to complications from the new flu virus, and they will be given priority for the shots this fall. Older people, who are among the hardest hit for seasonal flu, are not on the list. They appear to have some immunity to the new bug, perhaps from exposures to related H1N1 viruses that circulated before 1957.

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