DETROIT (AP) -- State health officials say thousands of Michiganchildren are overdue for the second of two vaccine doses requiredto ward off the H1N1 virus.
Children under age 10 need two doses of the vaccine,administered about a month apart, to combat the virus. But 65percent of the 308,000 Michigan children who were vaccinated gotonly one dose, and most are overdue for the booster.
The Michigan Department of Community Health next week plans tomail 176,000 letters telling parents it's not too late to get thesecond dose, which is available at health departments, privatehealth providers and retail pharmacies.
The Detroit News says the virus has hospitalized 2,105 Michiganresidents since September and caused 80 deaths since April. Four ofthe deaths were children under 10.
Information from: The DetroitNews
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