Flu vaccine crisis teaches lessons
Recommendations to head off a similar situation in the future
Thursday, October 21, 2004 Posted: 12:02 PM EDT (1602 GMT)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The flu vaccine shortage has set off a scramble to find ways to prevent any repetition of this year's calamity, which has restricted shots to those most at risk.
The recommendations range from the mundane -- extending the vaccination season through the winter -- to the monumental -- spending millions more on research and guaranteeing that the government buys unused flu vaccine to stabilize the volatile market.
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