Flu vaccine shortage.
"We have millions of vaccine doses on hand for the most vulnerable Americans," President Bush said last month.
The vaccine crisis began last summer when British authorities suspended the shipment of about 48 million doses to the U.S. Scientists discovered that those doses--a little less than half of the U.S. supply--were contaminated and unsafe for use.
U.S. officials say that extra vaccines will be made available in January. But the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that the additional supply will arrive too late. According to the CDC, people should get vaccinated in October or November to be best protected against the virus.
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|Date:||Nov 15, 2004|
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