18th swine flu fatality in Alabama

By Stephen Gallien - email

MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) - The State Health Department confirms an 18th fatality in Alabama H1N1 Influenza.

The victim is a man in his 40's from Escambia County.

The latest death is being reported as the first doses of swine flu vaccine arrive in Huntsville.

WAFF 48 News has learned at least two private health care providers have now received the vaccine.

The vaccine is only being given to people most at risk for the H1N1 Influenza.  It is a group that includes pregnant women.

The Alabama Health Department has now been notified that it has received over 100,000 doses of the vaccine.  Health care providers in the state have requested over one million doses.  The State Health Department anticipates getting two million doses of vaccine by January.

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