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100 Million Swine Flu Doses Out by Week s End

WASHINGTON – The nation will have 100 million doses of swine flu vaccine by week’s end, and government health officials say it’s time for everyone, not just those at high risk, to get protected.

For people who’ve been at the back of the line, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says, “Now it’s your turn.”

She got her own shot this week.

The new flu that scientists call the 2009 H1N1 strain is starting to ebb, but there’s still plenty of illness going around – and officials are worried that a third wave will crest later in the winter.

Nearly half the states already have lifted restrictions on who can get vaccinated, and more will do so soon with the additional supplies.