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Japan Plans Testing Bird Flu Vaccine On Medical Workers

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Japan's health ministry says it plans to test avian influenza vaccines on 6,000 medical workers and quarantine officers to determine the effectiveness of the drugs. The plan, which needs approval of a panel of experts, is to begin by the end of next March. If the initial vaccination of the 6,000 workers is successful, the ministry says, it would consider using the rest of its stockpile capable of vaccinating 10 million people. (Click here for more



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