Okla. prisons ask for swine flu vaccine


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OKLAHOMA CITY — State prison officials have asked for about 15,000 doses of swine flu vaccine but state health officials say none has been provided and there are no plans to do so yet.

Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie says one inmate arrived at a state prison with the H1N1 virus and is recovering in isolation. Massie says the inmates are at high risk because of their confinement.

However - state Health Department spokesman Larry Weatherford says the state plans no vaccine for prisoners until it's given to those who are high priority in the general population.

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