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Some Texas convicts may get H1N1 vaccines before you

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TEXAS (KLTV) - More than 45,000 Texas convicts have been targeted to receive the H1N1 vaccine.

High-risk groups in prisons, including pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses, are expected to get vaccinated around the first of November.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with the State Department of Health Services, decide who will get vaccinated first.

This means prisoners who are considered high-risk could get their shots before members of the general public who are not high-risk.

The vaccine will also be given to more than 40,000 medical and correctional officers in the prison system.

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