Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"HHS has not learned from H1N1 mistakes":senators

WASHINGTON-U.S. officials raised expectations too high in handling the swine flu vaccination campaign and failed to allocate scarce vaccine effectively, two influential U.S. senators said on Monday.
Connecticut independent Senator Joseph Lieberman and Maine Republican Susan Collins praised the Health and Human Services Department for working quickly, but said the agency had sent a mixed message to the public.
"The glaring discrepancy between the demand for and supply of H1N1 vaccine in our country has resulted in pregnant women standing in line for hours, only to find no vaccine at the end," they wrote to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius....

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