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FDA Approves Swine-Flu Vaccine

Hope you’re not scared of shots: The Food and Drug Administration approved the new H1N1 vaccine on Tuesday. Limited supplies will become available during the first week of October—about a week earlier than expected. Then, 45 million more doses will arrive on October 15. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said they’ll be available at 90,000 sites across the country, including schools and clinics. The government has ordered 195 million doses total, and could order more, just to be safe. Fewer than 100 million Americans typically seek flu vaccinations every year.