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Via: WRAL.com

Wake County could open its H1N1 immunization clinics to the general public as soon as next week, Community Health Director Sue Lynn Ledford said Thursday. State Epidemiologist Dr. Megan Davies said no statewide policy has been set for making the vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus more widely available, but some counties have said their supplies are sufficient to move beyond the high-risk groups that have been receiving vaccinations in recent weeks. Officials have been restricting vaccinations to pregnant women, children between the ages of 6 months and 24 years, anyone caring for an infant younger than 6 months old and emergency and health care workers. Ledford said Wake County public health workers are contacting local pediatricians and ob-gyns to see if they’ve been able to vaccinate target populations, and they’re also analyzing priority groups. Once they get those numbers, Ledford said, she can make a decision about opening vaccines to the public

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