Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Officials warn of flu vaccine shortage

From the Globe and Mail:
There's a limited supply of flu vaccine for the healthy B.C. residents who are required to buy it if they want to get a shot.

An increased demand for doses for the public health system, coupled with production problems, meant manufacturers, British-based Glaxo Smith Kline Inc., and France's Sanofi Pasteur, diverted their vaccine supply to fulfill the public health sector's needs, said Patricia Daly of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. ...more

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