EMTs Authorized To Give Flu Vaccine

11/18/09 6:06AM

The Vermont Health Department says more than 700 licensed emergency medical technicians across the state are eligible to administer the H1N1 flu vaccine.

The state says that to do so qualified EMTs and paramedics must apply to the Health Department.

The state says that allowing more people to administer the vaccine will help ensure people who need the vaccine the most can get it.

The H1N1 swine flu is widespread across Vermont.

So far 42 school-based clinics and 17 public clinics have been held as part of a mass vaccination effort.

More clinics are planned.

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