DALLAS (AP) - In the federal government's first weekly allotment of swine flu vaccine, Texas has received about 40% less than expected.
A statement issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services on Tuesday said it had expected to get 237,000 vaccines in the first allocation, but only got 142,400.
All of those vaccines are in the form of FluMist, a nasal spray. The state health department says most of that first allotment will go to doctors, clinics and other providers to vaccinate healthy 2- and 3-year-olds, who are part a priority group.
FluMist is only for healthy people ages 2 to 49.