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ADELAIDE, Australia, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- VAXINE Pty Ltd, a South Australian biotechnology company, has successfully undertaken the first ever human immunisations with a candidate swine flu vaccine."This represents a major breakthrough as it is the first administration to human subjects of a swine flu vaccine anywhere in the world," said Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, Vaxine's Research Director.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a seasonal flu vaccine on Monday, and announced that Americans should plan to be vaccinated.
A potential squabble is taking shape over the vaccine for the H1N1 virus, as governments fall under pressure to protect their own citizens first before allowing firms who make the virus to ship the vaccine abroad.
Washington's top health official said on Sunday that the United States would commit one billion dollars toward the purchase of ingredients for a swine flu vaccine, as US deaths from the virus continued to mount.
Pending results from upcoming studies, the Obama administration says vaccinations against swine flu are likely and will probably begin in mid-October.
Illinois-based Baxter International Inc. said it expects by early July to release the first commercially available dosages of H1N1 swine flu vaccine. Baxter, based in Deerfield, Ill., is one of several vaccine makers working with the World Health Organization and the U.S.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a flu pandemic on Thursday, raising its alert to the highest level of phase 6.
Scientists worldwide are accelerating their efforts to develop a vaccine against the H1N1 influenza virus, a U.S.
It's not too late for a flu shot, if you can find one BALTIMORE, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Although seasonal flu activity has decreased from its peak in late February, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says there are still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year.