The first country to developed a vaccine for swine flu
Posted September 10, 2009on:
(CNN) — China has developed a vaccine for swine flu and is set to become the first country in the world to begin mass inoculations, but there are concerns over possible side effects, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
A swine flu vaccine has been approved in China and inoculations could begin in the next few weeks.
WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl told CNN, “We have to be ready for the fact that there might be adverse effects.”
“No matter what vaccine you’re looking at, sometimes there are extremely rare side effects. We don’t even know what those are yet, but they will show up in one in every two or 10 million vaccinated.”
Inoculations could begin in the next few weeks, according to the South China Morning Post, before celebrations begin on October 1 to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic.
The vaccine, PANFLU.1, was developed by Sinovac Biotech Ltd and is suitable for people aged three to 60…………..Read More……….