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Sacramento International Airport offers swine flu vaccine
« on: November 12, 2009, 04:10:22 pm »

Airport offers swine flu vaccine

By Tony Bizjak
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Published: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 - 12:32 pm

Sacramento International Airport today starting offering the H1N1, or Swine flu, vaccine to fliers at $30 a spray, and the doses are "going like hotcakes," an airport spokeswoman said.

The vaccine, in spray form, is being offered only to ticketed passengers in the Terminal A concourse area beyond the security checkpoints. The vaccines are limited to travelers between the ages of two and 49, airport spokeswoman Gina Swankie said.

The airport annually offers seasonal flu vaccines. The airport's contracted provider, Hopkins M.D., is charging $30 for the vaccine.

"If travelers haven't had time to get to a clinic, this is an alternative," Swankie said.

She couldn't predict how long the airport's supply would last. "They are going like hotcakes already."