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Demand is also high in parts of the country that still have widespread reports of swine flu illness, including New York and parts of New England, health officials say.
But demand appears to be down in many areas where infections are dropping -- and more and more states are falling into that category.
In late October, 48 states were reporting widespread swine flu illnesses. That turned out to be the peak of the fall wave. By the first week of December, only 14 states had widespread cases, and experts believe the count has fallen more since then.
CDC officials estimate the virus has sickened one in six Americans -- 50 million people -- and killed about 10,000 since the virus was first identified in April. It has caused unusually high numbers of serious illnesses in young adults and middle-age people.
But overall, it is not causing more deaths and hospitalizations than ordinary seasonal flu, and many people are not particularly worried about getting it.
Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services launched a new campaign to keep up interest in vaccinations, warning that flu is unpredictable and that another wave of cases could hit this winter.
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