Craig Schneider
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 26, 2010

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Georgia has a glut of 2 1/2 million doses of swine flu vaccine, and some local health departments are working hard to use them before they expire.

Only 978,092 doses of the vaccine have been administered — less than a third of the total allocation to Georgia of 3 1/2 million doses, according to the state Department of Community Health.

With only weeks left in a flu season that traditionally ends around late March, state and county health officials are faced with distributing a large amount of vaccine to a public that has largely lost interest in swine flu. Some local health officials say the vaccine, some of which was produced last spring, will start to expire at the end of March.

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