Alberta delivers over 450,000 swine flu vaccinations as death toll hits 25

Alberta health officials preparing to ramp up delivery of swine flu vaccine say more than 450,000 people have already received shots.

EDMONTON — Alberta health officials preparing to ramp up delivery of swine flu vaccine say more than 450,000 people have already received shots.

Caregivers of infants and children under 10 with health problems will be eligible for vaccinations starting Tuesday.

But the news comes as deaths in the province from H1N1 hit 25.

Gerry Predy, senior medical health officer, says five adults who died most recently ranged in age from 20 to 65 and had underlying health conditions.

Andre Corriveau, chief medical health officer, says it’s hard to say when the general population can line up for shots because officials only know a week in advance how many doses will be shipped to the province.

Pregnant woman and children between six months and under five have been receiving shots since last week.