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One in five Americans got swine flu vaccine, CDC reports

About one in five Americans has been vaccinated against swine flu, according to the government's first detailed estimates of vaccination rates against the pandemic.

The estimate is based on two government telephone surveys done in December and early January. The surveys concluded that an estimated 61 million people -- or about 20 percent of the population -- got a shot or nasal spray vaccination against the H1N1 virus since the vaccine became available in the fall.

One spokesman from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the numbers are good, considering that it was a hurried campaign against a novel flu virus using a vaccine that did not become available to the public until early October, and then, only in limited supplies.

"From our point of view, this looks very successful," said Richard Quartarone, the spokesman.
 
 

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