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Over 70 million doses of H-1-N-1 vaccine remain un-used

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Over 70 million doses of H-1-N-1 vaccine remain unused, and they're set to expire soon. According to a spokesman from health and human services, 71 million doses of Swine flu vaccine are in the hands of states, distributors and manufacturers.

Officials at H-H-S are asking providers to hang on to the vaccine until the seasonal flu shot becomes available.

Health experts are still recommending the H-1-N-1 vaccine for people who have not received it , there are cases circulating and there could be another wave of the virus.

The vaccine has a shelf life anywhere from eighteen weeks to eighteen months, depending on who made it.

The H-1-N-1 virus will be included in the seasonal flu shot in 2010.

 

 

 

 

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