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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The swine flu vaccine is now available for anyone who wants the shot and is eligible for treatment at Army clinics in Europe, Europe Regional Medical Command officials announced Thursday.

The announcement comes weeks after it was made available to very young children, pregnant women and people with various ailments that make them more susceptible to the H1N1 virus.

“We are just going to open the doors in the Army clinics (for the vaccinations),” said Phil Tegtmeier, ERMC spokesman.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated on its Web site that almost all of the influenza viruses identified so far this flu season in the United States have been H1N1. The CDC also reported that the vaccine had been effective against the virus.


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