South Carolina sites have begun receiving shipments of the H1N1 vaccine,according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
For now, only small amounts of the MIST vaccine have arrived at healthdepartments and private health providers around the state.
"Once we get more sizeable amounts and we get the injectable (vaccine)as well, then we'll announce dates, times, locations for DHEC associatedvaccination efforts," DHEC spokesman Thom Berry said.
He said he expects that to happen within a couple weeks.
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"We know we're going to get a lot more shipments, literally severaltimes a week, over the next few weeks and months," Berry said. Heanticipates 2 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine will have come to thestate by the end of December.
Private health care providers are also beginning to get shipments. Berrysaid he did not know which private providers had received the vaccineFriday.
The Palmetto Health hospital system and Providence Hospital had notreceived any of the vaccines by Friday afternoon, their spokeswomensaid.
When sufficient amounts of vaccines arrive, DHEC will begin announcinglocations where residents can get the H1N1 vaccine.
Check the Web site,www.scdhec.gov/flu for information about both H1N1 and regular seasonalflu.