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Dec 7, 2009 9:37 AM by Associated Press

New ad campaign pushes swine flu vaccinations

The Obama administration today releases a new batch of television and radio ads to counter the illness that's already infected millions.

The public service announcements target children and their parents, young adults and those in high-risk groups, such as people with asthma. In English and Spanish, they point out the shortage of vaccine is easing, with another ten million doses expected this
week.

The CDC estimates some 22 million people have been infected with swine flu and 3900 have died from it. That also includes nearly a hundred thousand hospitalizations.

Also, the vaccine is becoming plentiful enough so that some state and local governments are allowing everyone to get it, not just those in priority groups.

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