Baldacci Urges Vaccination Against H1N1 

All Maine residents are being encouraged to get vaccinated against the swine flu this fall.Governor John Baldacci made the announcement in his weekly radio address.He says a fast-spreading flu has the potential to shut down schools and businesses, close government offices and leave vulnerable people without the support and services they depend upon. Baldacci says that could result in economic disruption and tragic consequences for some.Neither the seasonal flu nor the H1N1 flu vaccines is mandatory.But Baldacci says that the more people who are inoculated, the better chance of slowing the disease.Maine has just begun to receive doses of the seasonal flu vaccine, and Baldacci says the swine flu vaccine will likely be available in October.