HARRISBURG - Clinics around the state will offer swine flu vaccine starting next week to people who are in an at-risk group. The state Department of Health said yesterday that it would hold the clinics from Friday through Nov. 22.

Appointments must be made in advance. More information is available at www.h1n1inpa.com or 1-877-724-3258. The clinics will be in 18 locations. More clinics are expected as more vaccine arrives.

The department asks that only individuals in these groups attend the clinics: individuals between 6 months and 24 years; caregivers for children younger than 6 months; pregnant women; health care providers and emergency medical services personnel; and people younger than 65 who have an underlying health condition, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease. - AP