H1N1 Flu Vaccine Arrives in DC Area

Thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine began arriving in the Washington region Tuesday night as a private high school in Laurel became the first in the area to close for disinfection after more than 100 students missed class, many with complaints of illness.

The District of Columbia has received its first doses of swine flu vaccine.

The Department of Health says officials now have 36,000 doses of the vaccine in nasal spray form.

Department of Health spokeswoman Dena Iverson wrote in an e-mail that the doses are just the first shipment and will be going to healthcare workers this week.

The District's health department received its first allotment of swine flu vaccine mist on Tuesday when a total of 36,000 doses were delivered. In Baltimore late Tuesday, Maryland General Hospital employees became the first people in this region to get the new vaccine.