Paterson declares swine flu emergency in NY

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PostFri Oct 30, 2009 12:03 am » by Dirttyrabbit


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Paterson declares swine flu emergency in NY
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October 29, 2009 Associated Press
Gov. David Paterson declared a state of emergency, saying a recent rise in swine flu cases has created a “disaster” and that certain provisions of state law needed to be set aside to get people vaccinated as quickly as possible.
The executive order Thursday means that far more health care professionals — including dentists, dental hygienists, podiatrists, pharmacists, midwives and physicians...
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NY Gov. Issues State Of Emergency Due To H1N1, Order Suspends Certain Health Care Protocols
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October 29, 2009 2:57 p.m. EST
Albany, NY (AHN) - As a result of the sharp rise in swine flu cases, New York Governor David Paterson has declared a state of emergency for the Empire Sate. The release of the executive order suspends state law and allows more health care professionals to administer vaccines including dentists.

As a result of the decree state law provisions are now suspended. The statement from Patterson's office says that at least 75 deaths in the state have been attributed to the swine flu. As a result of the mounting thereat the virus poses for New Yorkers officials say the number of vaccine doses is being increased and the e federal government is doing its part to make more vaccine doses available.

According to reports New York is ordering twice as many doses as a week ago and the numbers are expected to continue rising. New York City which originally only received 800,000 doses out of the original 1.2 million allocation, had its medical facilities inundated with calls inquiring about the availability of the vaccine.
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PostFri Oct 30, 2009 12:15 am » by Dirttyrabbit


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Students at 125 elementary schools got the swine flu vaccine today in the first phase of the city's drive to make inoculation available to all school-age children.

School nurses administered the vaccine to students whose parents have signed consent forms. Officials do not yet know what percentage of parents citywide have signed the forms.

Some children were getting shots instead of the nasal spray, depending on their medical conditions.

The city's health commissioner, Dr. Thomas Farley, said there are 40,000 doses set aside for the first wave of schools.
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