WHO: A/H1N1 flu vaccines safe

2009-10-31 08:50 BJT

Special Report: World tackles A/H1N1 flu |


The World Health Organization says A/H1-N1 flu vaccines licensed by regulatory authorities are safe despite some adverse affects following vaccination.

A WHO experts group has reviewed early results from the monitoring of people who have received A/H1-N1 flu vaccines and found no indication of unusual adverse reactions.

The group adds that while early results are reassuring, monitoring for adverse affect should continue. They recommend the use of a single dose of A/H1-N1 flu vaccine in adults and adolescents.

Experts also says licensed vaccines can be used in pregnant women, but more study is needed on their use for children under 10 and people with weakened immune systems.

The WHO says vaccination is "one of the best tools" for countries to deal with the pandemic.


Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: CCTV.com