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State opens flu vaccine to more people; county keeps clinic guidelines

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota health officials plan to allow most people to receive H1N1 flu vaccinations.

If health-care providers have enough vaccine for priority groups such as young people, beginning Wednesday they may give shots or nasal mists to anyone, the Health Department announced Monday.

H1N1 flu vaccine has been in such short supply that state officials limited those who could receive them to those most likely to catch the flu.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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