Swine flu has peaked by most measures in Maine

Posted Dec. 10, 2009, at 12:22 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine health officials say 150,000 doses of swine flu vaccine have come into the state over the past week, allowing greater distribution to the public.

Dr. Dora Anne Mills of the Maine Center for Disease Control says there’s now enough H1N1 vaccine for two-thirds of people in high-risk groups and one-third of the rest of the state’s population.

Mills says vaccine will continue to stream into the state through early February, by which time everyone who wants the vaccine will be able to get it.

Mills says by most measures swine flu has peaked in Maine, but she says it’ll continue to circulate “for months, if not years, to come.” Swine flu has claimed 13 lives in Maine.

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