State health officials: target groups need to get vaccine

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As of Thursday, 18 deaths from the H1N1 virus have been confirmed in Kentucky.

The latest are two people in Louisville and one in Kenton County.

Thursday, state health officials talked about how they plan to respond to the virus and the vaccine shortage.

They say as of right now, only one clinic has been cancelled in the state.

It was to be held in Lexington on November 14th at Lexmark, but health department officials cancelled it due to shortage. The two clinics scheduled for this weekend in Lexington on November 7th are still going on as scheduled. Those will be at Bryan Station High School and Dunbar High School. both of those clinics will be from 9am-3pm.

State officials say 99% of people tested for the flu, test positive for H1N1.

They are urging people who are in the target groups to get vaccinated at clinics first.

Wednesday, Jessamine County held its first clinic by appointment only.

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