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U.S. health officials are issuing a full recommendation that all children ages 6 months to 18 years be vaccinated for seasonal flu. This past year's recommendations encouraged vaccination, and the plan has been that this year this would be a full recommendation, Dr.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a seasonal flu vaccine on Monday, and announced that Americans should plan to be vaccinated.
According to officials, an unprecedented 600 million doses of swine flu vaccine may be given this fall even though officials have not yet developed a way to administer such a large number of shots.
There have been no U.S swine flu fatalities so far, but since January more than 13,000 people have died of complications from seasonal flu, officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report said no fewer than 800 flu-related deaths were reported in any week between Jan.
A new computerized method of testing could help world health officials better identify flu vaccines that are effective against multiple strains of the disease.
Five people can be protected with just one dose of seasonal flu vaccine, researchers said on Monday, but the development was unlikely to have an effect on the expected coming battle with bird flu.