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Americans Are Worried About Flu Vaccine - Officials

Tue Sep 28, 2004 03:51 PM ET

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are caught between worries over the safety of the flu vaccine and fears that they will not be able to get it when they need it, a health official told Congress on Tuesday.

But the president of a major flu vaccine manufacturer pledged that his company's vaccine was safe and would be distributed on time for the October start of the flu season.

Last year's early influenza season led to heavy demand for the vaccine. And health officials miscalculated, so the vaccine, which is made up of three different flu strains, did not protect against the most common and dangerous strain.

Articel from: Reuters.com

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