Illinois Begins Offering Swine Flu Vaccination to General Public

Doctors in Illinois can now offer swine flu shots to Illinoisans without high-risk conditions, with state health officials' blessing. The Illinois public health department's restrictions on who gets the vaccine officially lift Tuesday.

H1N1 (swine) flu vaccinations will be available to all Illinois residents beginning Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Thursday. Currently, H1N1 immunizations are restricted to several priority groups. Local officials will have authority to continue to prioritize immunizations based on local conditions. For a list of public vaccination sites, visit