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US implements vaccine plans

Associated Press / June 15, 2009
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WASHINGTON - Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says production of a swine flue vaccine is being set up in case a program is recommended.

The government is making every effort to be prepared as the swine flu runs its course, Sebelius said.

Sebelius said the government is working with governors and health and schools officials in case a major vaccination program is needed. She said production of a vaccine could start as early as late summer and be ready by the fall.

Nearly 18,000 cases of swine flu have been reported across the United States, with 45 confirmed deaths.

Sebelius appeared yesterday on CNN's "State of the Union."

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