Originally published October 28, 2009 at 4:09 p.m., updated October 29, 2009 at 1:32 p.m.
San Diego County health officials are reporting two more deaths associated with swine flu, bringing the total to 27 since last spring.
The latest victims are a 39-year-old pregnant woman and a 35-year-old male – both with underlying medical conditions. The county is also reporting an increase in the number of hospitalized patients with the virus. San Diego County has had 417 hospitalized cases of swine flu to date -- an increase of 69 over last week.
County health officials are expecting 311,000 more doses of the swine flu vaccine to arrive to San Diego between the end of this week and the first week of November.
There are currently six County Public Health Centers and one County Immunization Clinic in San Diego County offering the H1N1 flu vaccine. The vaccine is currently available for people in the high risk groups for complications from H1N1 flu:
- Pregnant women
- Caretakers of infants under six months old
- Children and young adults 6 months to 24 yrs
- Adults 25 to 64 years old with underlying medical conditions
- Health care workers