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Kenya accepts 700,000 doses of flu vaccine

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    The Government has accepted a donation of 700,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine that are about to expire...

    The Fluvirin (H1N1) vaccine is set to arrive towards the end of this month.

    Mugo said the World Health Organisation had also confirmed that the vaccine was safe for use...

    "Because little is known of this vaccine in Africa, there is need to introduce it in Kenya on pilot basis that will allow close monitoring of the adverse effects in sentinel sites," advised the PPB committee.

    The board said there was need to review the H1N1 vaccine safety before its use on large scale...

    However, the Director of Medical Services Francis Kimani, when contacted, said the vaccine would be used before it expires.
    Last edited by Missouriwatcher; March 9th, 2010, 03:30 PM. Reason: copyright compliance