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More areas getting Swine Flu Mist

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Updated: 10/29/2009 4:34 pm
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- The 13th person in Duval County has died from Swine Flu.

Now, the Clay County Health Department is offering clinics to help people get the Swine Flu Mist. Leticia Garcia brought her 3-year-old in to get one Thursday.

"I think it's the right thing to do," said Garcia.

The health department has about 600 doses of the mist. "We are at the mercy of the vaccine delivery," said administrator Nancy Mills. They want to make sure every healthy person ages 2 to 49 gets either the mist or the shot.

"Our high risk, less than healthy people can't yet get it, so we give it to healthy people to keep them healthier," said Mills.

Many other people came through the doors to get the mist like Lisa Decico and her kids. They all say it's to help them from getting the Swine Flu, especially when schools around the country are closing amid high concerns.

"I've come to terms with having to do it for my children," said Decico.

So far, Clay County health officials haven't seen any side effects from the mist, which is making this an easier decision for parents like Decico.

"I came in today thinking my kids were getting it and here I am getting one," said Decico.

Major Swine Flu vaccine producers have been hit by production delays. The U.S. has received only about 23 million of the 45 million vaccine doses it had expected by mid-October.

Clay County is having another clinic tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ed Stansel Clinic building on Idlewild Avenue.
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