Officials Urge Caution, Not Panic, Over Swine Flu

CHEYENNE, (AP) - Wyoming Department of Health Director Brent Sherard says swine flu is widespread in Wyoming and most likely is already in every school in the state. But Sherard said Friday there's no reason to panic because health officials are accustomed to dealing with the influenza virus and swine flu is not an exotic disease.

Sherard says the health department expects to begin receiving swine flu vaccine in mid-October. He says more than 200 health care providers in the state have pre-registered to administer the vaccine. He says vaccines will first be allocated to the groups at greatest risk.

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