Friday, September 18, 2009

Australia to begin vaccinating against swine flu

Australia approved a vaccine against swine flu Friday and said it would start administering the medicine this month to its most at-risk citizens, including medical staff, pregnant women and the chronically ill.Australia's drug regulators on Friday approved CSL Ltd.'s vaccine for people above age 10, but the Therapeutic Drug Administration is awaiting the results of more clinical trials before approving it for younger children.Health authorities recommend that immunizations start Sept. 30, Health Minister Nicola Roxon said."This announcement today means Australia will be one of the first countries to be providing vaccine to its population," Roxon told reporters....

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