County Health Agencies Get Boost From Federal H1N1 Protection Funds
Local health agencies in California are gearing up for a boost in funds from federal legislation designed to curb the spread of H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, Capital Public Radio's "KXJZ News" reports.
The California Department of Public Health said the state will receive about $150 million for county health departments. More populous counties will receive a larger allocation of the federal H1N1 funds.
Some counties say they are hiring several temporary health workers to help operate H1N1 vaccine clinics across the region.
The segment includes comments from:
- Jeff Levi of the advocacy group Trust for America's Health; and
- Lynnan Svensson, coordinator for Sacramento County's Immunization Program (Weiss, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 11/11).