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China releases A/H1N1 flu vaccine guide

2009-09-24 08:59 BJT

Special Report: World tackles A/H1N1 flu |

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The Health Ministry released guidelines to regulate A/H1N1 flu vaccinations across the country through Autumn and Winter.

The guidelines indicate who should receive the vaccine injection first. Risk groups like students, and workers in the service industry are the top priority. Highly-infectious regions with large and floating populations are also considered for early vaccination.

All vaccinations are free to the public. The ministry has also urged a timely response system to monitor and report any sickness from the vaccine. Once such cases occur, the inoculations must stop.

Meanwhile, epidemic control experts said one person should not take the new flu vaccine and the ordinary flu vaccine within 14 days. Pregnant women and children below three-years-old are so far banned from receiving the vaccine.

Editor: Zhang Ning | Source: