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Experts Warn Of Dangers In Australia's Mass H1N1 Flu Vaccination Plan

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Some Australian infectious-disease experts urged the government to cancel a plan to vaccinate as many people as possible against the H1N1 flu. They warned of a contamination risk that could spread blood-borne diseases. The Australasian Society for Infectious Disease sent a letter to the Health Ministry saying the risk lies in multi-dose vials for the vaccine supplied by CSL. The organization urged a delay in the mass-vaccination plan until the vaccine can be issued with single-dose vials. The letter said the medical community already knows multi-dose vials often transmit infectious diseases, some resulting in death. (Click here for more

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