Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Taiwan: Publicly funded H5N1 vaccine available for high-risk people

March 3, 2013

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A publicly funded H5N1 flu vaccine is available until Aug. 31 for people over 18 years old and at high risk, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 疾病管制局) said yesterday.

CDC Deputy Director-General Chou Chih-hau (周志浩) said that people at high risk of suffering from the H5N1 flu are those working as coastguardsmen, disease control medical personnel, airport security agents and individuals who are going to epidemic areas. However, Chou suggested that pregnant women should not have the vaccination.

Continued:  http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2013/03/03/371901/Publicly-funded.htm

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