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Obstetric providers waited before accepting H1N1 vaccine

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  Pregnant women who are all considered at risk for swine flu, have few options to get the H1N1 vaccine if their doctor isn't providing one.

The health district says its because only a few OB doctors were even carrying the vaccine in benton and franklin counties.

The district made the vaccine available to any OB doctor who wanted them. Up until a couple weeks ago, only two signed up, but just within the last week the numbers grew.

The health district says they get calls from expecting mothers whose provider is not carrying the vaccine. Their only advice is to urge doctors to start. The understaffed district cannot give out vaccines themselves.

Meanwhile 4500 more vaccines came today, all still going to pediatricians and those few OB providers. However, some healthy adult providers may start to see vaccines.

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