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2009-06-27 06:35:00

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. The campaign would be much larger than the normal 115 million doses of seasonal flu vaccine administered each year, said officials at a national vaccine advisory committee meeting. Currently, no decision has been made as to whether the swine flu vaccination will take place. According to health...

2009-06-04 17:42:46

An analysis of the U.S. swine flu outbreak found stockpiling medication paid off, but keeping sick children and workers home problematic, researchers said. The report, by the Trust for America's Health, the Center for Biosecurity and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reviewed lessons learned from the response to the H1N1 flu outbreak. H1N1 is a real-world test of our initial emergency response capabilities -- all of the planning and preparations have paid off. The country is significantly...

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2009-05-09 09:35:00

A U.S. plan to inoculate the nation against swine flu must avoid mistakes made in 1976 when dozens of people died from a vaccine, federal health officials said. We're all reviewing the process that took place in 1976 to understand the lessons learned, said Richard E. Besser, acting director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We may, as a nation, be faced with a similar decision about how to address a possible flu pandemic. Forty million people were inoculated in the...

2009-04-27 15:57:00

Travelers warned to avoid "non-essential" travel to Mexico City BALTIMORE, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With 40 Human cases of Swine Influenza A (H1N1) virus infections in the U.S., top officials declared a national health emergency Sunday. "Nobody is taking any chances," said Fran Lessans, CEO of Passport Health, the nation's largest provider of travel medical services and immunizations. "We are warning travelers to postpone their trips to Mexico City and, if they must go we are counseling them...


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