Today is the first day health providers can begin applying for the H1N1 vaccines. For the last couple of weeks the state of Wisconsin has been certifying public health agencies to be recipients of the upcoming H1N1 flu vaccines. Health Services Department spokesman Seth Boffeli says 60,000 doses of the 3.4 million distributed will come to Wisconsin in the first week of shipment. Boffeli says they are working to determine the best use of the first run of vaccines.
The vaccines ship the first week of August. The CDC is recommending certain groups be vaccinated first including school-aged children, pregnant women and people with underlying health conditions.
Chandra Lynn-WIBA contributed to this report