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State-by-state look at response plans for bird flu

/ Source: The Associated Press

Arizona — Temporary residents, winter visitors and migrant workers will create a potential vaccination target population that is nearly double that of the permanent resident population.

Arkansas — Possible declarations of snow days, when people would be asked to stay home for a specific period of time.

Georgia — Committee will consider population groups to get priority for a vaccine. The committee could include the state’s hospital association, state and district public health officials, the private sector and ethics experts.

Kansas — Hospitals would cancel non-emergency surgeries and other elective surgeries, and discharge non-infected patients to other facilities outside the affected geographical area. If all hospitals in the region are full, patients could be sent to nursing homes and schools.

New Mexico — Databases to be used for tracking surveillance efforts, vaccine inventory and distribution, patients and expenses.

Oregon — Survey ports of entry and develop a plan for isolation and supportive care for those entering the state who are ill.

Texas — Possibly close schools and limit activities such as shopping. Some businesses may need to shut down.

Wyoming — Local jurisdictions plans for hold mass vaccination clinics.