03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Swine Flu Vaccine: New York City Children, Health Care Workers Receive First Batch

The first batch of swine flu vaccinations is being administered in New York City this week, starting with children and health care workers.

The vaccine, which is currently a nasal spray, may be given to children in elementary schools for free by the end of the month. The city will also be running immunization clinics for high school and middle school-aged children.
New York has mandated that all health care workers in the state receive the vaccine, though many are
opposing the inoculation.

The remainder of the public has to wait until a late October to receive the vaccine, which by then will come in shot form.