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Vietnam Bird Flu Vaccine Trial Gives Volunteers Second Shots

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Vietnam's clinical trial of its H5N1 vaccine took another step as the 30 military volunteers were given their second injections. The head of the Military Medical Academy, whose recruits are participating in the trial, said the institute's researchers would recommend using more academy volunteers for the next phase if the vaccine appears to be efficacious. Vietnam's National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology's Company for Vaccine and Biological Production No. 1, the drug's maker, expects to put the vaccine on the market next year at a cost of $1.88 per shot. (Click here for more



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