Private Clinic Offers Vaccinations Without Conditions

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    Chicagoans can get the flu shot at one of six city college locations.

    A private clinic in Farmers Branch that received more doses of the H1N1, or swine flu, vaccinations than the Dallas County Health Department is offering the doses to anyone with $20.

    Flu Shots of America said it received close to 12,000 doses and is administering an average of 1,100 shots each day.

    Private Company Offering H1N1 Shots

    [DFW] Private Company Offering H1N1 Shots
    A Farmers Branch company has 11,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine. (Published Friday, Oct 30, 2009)

    Jeff Vitt, the company's CEO, said he's providing the shots to anyone who wants one, even though public health professionals insist the vaccine should only be going to those in priority groups.

    The priority groups include:  pregnant women, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age, health care and emergency medical services personnel with direct patient contact, children 6 months through 4 years of age, and children 5 through 18 years of age who have chronic medical conditions.

    The state health department said it is investigating.