State Health Officials Plan to Vaccinate Kids Against Swine Flu 

As school starts in Maine this week, officials are planning to vaccinate students against the swine flu and educate them about an expected spike in the pandemic H1N1 virus.Dr. Dora Anne Mills, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, says schools are a transmission hub in anycommunity. She says if kids are vaccinated first, the transmission rate will be cut dramatically.Mills says the Maine CDC used federal stimulus money to buy more than 200-thousand doses of vaccine…that’s enough to give freeshots to all of Maine’s school children early this fall.