Health departments in the Top of Utah are preparing for another round of H1N1 vaccinations next week while continuing to tweak how they offer access to inoculation.
For example, getting the immunization in Davis, Weber or Morgan counties means getting a ticket or reservation on Monday.
The procedural changes come as the Utah Health Department reports a weekly slowdown in the advance of H1N1, also called the swine flu.
Still, the department says the current level of influenza activity and the number of hospitalizations is greater than usual for this time of year.
Davis County Health Director Lewis Garrett said another upswing is expected as the traditional winter flu season goes into full swing.
The World Health Organization this week reported the H1N1 virus has now become the predominant flu strain worldwide.
Two swine flu-related deaths were noted on Wednesday in Utah's weekly state report; one was a woman between the ages of 50 and 64 living in the Weber-Morgan Health District.
That brings the total number of Utah deaths related to the H1N1 virus to 14 this year.
The state also says there have been 520 hospitalizations associated with both the seasonal flu and swine flu.
Half of the people reported hospitalized in the last week were under the age of 20.
"We were told when it started that it would be the young people with not much immunity," said Weber-Morgan Health Department's Lori Buttars.
Altogether, three people have died in the two-county district since the start of the pandemic earlier this year.
The latest change for Weber-Morgan is the plan to book the entire month of November for people who call Monday between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
The number to call is (801) 399-7288.
In Davis County, tickets will be offered for time- and date-specific clinics Thursday, Friday and Saturday in North Salt Lake. The tickets for 6,000 doses will be handed out from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at two locations: the Bountiful Regional Center at 835 N. 400 East in North Salt Lake and the Legacy Events Center, 151 S. 1100 West, Farmington.
Call (801) 451-3333 for recorded updates.
The free H1N1 vaccine will be offered to the general population after the five higher-risk groups have been immunized and the national vaccination supply is available to Utah.