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  • First U.S. H1N1 vaccines will be nasal spray: CDC

    http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-S...58H4EP20090918

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first roll-out of vaccines against the new swine flu virus will be 3.4 million doses of MedImmune's needle-free nose spray, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

    The CDC's Dr Jay Butler said the vaccines would be distributed the first week of October.

    "Initially we anticipate that 3.4 million doses of vaccine will be available," Butler told a telephone briefing. "We estimate that the amount of vaccine that will be available will increase through October."

    He said eventually delivery would rise to about 20 million doses a week.

    The United States has ordered 195 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine from five companies -- MedImmune, a unit of AstraZeneca, Sanofi-Aventis, Australia's CSL, GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis.

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    Considering the US Population is currently well over 305 million, this should help some people understand that it is not and can not be a mandatory vaccine for the entire population. Even if they receive all the doses ordered, they will have enough for less then 2/3 of the population. The whole notion of chips and road blocks should now be well and properly debunked.

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