Minn. brings seasonal flu vaccine to state workers

Minnesota is urging state employees to get vaccinated against the seasonal flu - and bringing flu shots to their workplaces.

Walk-in clinics start Tuesday for state workers at locations ranging from prisons to state college campuses. Those covered by the state employee health plan can get the flu shot or the nasal spray vaccine with no out-of-pocket costs.

The campaign aims to get state workers vaccinated without taking time off to go to the doctor.

The seasonal flu vaccine does not protect against the swine flu.

The first doses of a new swine flu vaccine are due to arrive in the United States next month. Minnesota Management and Budget says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will determine if and when to give that vaccine.

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