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Despite the fact that at least 60 million Americans have been vaccinated against the swine flu, a number of people are still skeptical about the safety of the swine flu vaccine and hesitant to have their children inoculated.
American adults are not being vaccinated against the seasonal flu any more often than they were last year, despite increased public discussion of the importance of influenza vaccines resulting from the worldwide outbreak of the H1N1 virus.
The WHO said on Tuesday that GlaxoSmithKline recalled a batch of swine flu vaccine in Canada after a number of severe allergic reactions surfaced.
Radical measures, such as quarantines, are not likely to contain the H1N1 swine flu from infecting larger numbers of the worldâ€™s population, experts said Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Immunization with either live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV, also known as FluMistÂ®), or trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV), appears to offer a protection (~ 45%) against the novel A/H1N1 virus, the cause of the present influenza pandemic.
GlaxoSmithKline announced on Tuesday that they are giving 50 million doses of the swine flu vaccine to the World Health Organization, who will then give the medicines to developing countries in need.
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Five pharmaceutical companies have increased production of the H1N1 flu vaccine, with an additional 10 million doses expected to arrive this week.
World Health Organization officials on Friday announced that one dose of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine is all that is needed to ensure immunity against the virus.
One US official said Wednesday that the United States will not donate swine flu vaccines to poor countries until at-risk Americans have been inoculated against H1N1.
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