Updated: Friday, 12 Mar 2010, 12:35 PM EST
Published : Friday, 12 Mar 2010, 12:35 PM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - State health officials are still encouraging people to receive H1N1 flu shots as fewer than 11% of Indiana residents have been vaccinated.
Of the 1.3 million doses of vaccine given in Indiana since October, more than half were given to children and young adults.
Assistant health commissioner James Howell says those in high-risk groups still should get vaccinated as the shots will build some immunity for next year, when the virus is expected to re-emerge.
Howell said Indiana's response to H1N1 flu was better than many other states.
The state Health Department reports 39 H1N1 flu-related deaths in Indiana since June, but none since mid-February.