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China launches massive vaccination against A/H1N1 influenza

2009-10-29 08:12 BJT

Special Report: World tackles A/H1N1 flu |

Students receives the A/H1N1 influenza vaccination in Mudanjiang, a city in north China's Heilongjiang province, Oct. 28, 2009. A vaccination program against the A/H1N1 virus is kicked off in the autonomous region on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)
Students receives the A/H1N1 influenza vaccination in Mudanjiang, a city 
in north China's Heilongjiang province, Oct. 28, 2009. A vaccination 
program against the A/H1N1 virus is kicked off in the autonomous region 
on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)

The country stored enough A/H1N1 vaccines to inoculate 13 million people. The state ordered an additional 15 million doses.

The Health Ministry plans to finish the vaccination of 65 million people by the end of the year. The vaccination will be self-imposed and free.

Monitoring adverse reactions to the vaccine has also been tightened. Doctors remind the public that slight symptoms of fever, vomiting and fatigue are normal. And those who have taken the vaccine should not use antibiotics for two weeks.

A policewoman receives the A/H1N1 influenza vaccination at a hospital in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, on Oct. 28, 2009. A vaccination program against the A/H1N1 virus is kicked off in the province on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Gong Zhihong)
A policewoman receives the A/H1N1 influenza vaccination at a hospital in 
Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, on Oct. 28, 2009. 
A vaccination program against the A/H1N1 virus is kicked off in the 
province on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Gong Zhihong)