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Half of US to get swine vaccine

PRIORITY VACCINATIONS: US health advisers agreed that pregnant women and health workers should be the first to receive shots, followed by young people

REUTERS , ATLANTA

Fiore also released new CDC data showing that obese people do not have an especially high risk of death or complications from swine flu, as some earlier studies had suggested.

Fiore said the working group was assuming that people will need two doses of vaccine to be fully protected, but the clinical trials are also looking at this issue.

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