Vaccine Development, Targeting, and Use of Unapproved Products

This HHS chart indicates that vaccine will be distributed in early November, after which “monitoring effectiveness and safety” begins. Here is an excellent H1N1 swine flu links page from the National Library of Medicine. This DHHS/DHS document explains the plan for priority targeting of (pandemic) influenza vaccinations. According to FDA: …

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Government Purchasing Activity for H1N1 Antigens and Adjuvants

US DHHS Orders for Bulk Supply of 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Antigens and Squalene-containing Adjuvants Manufacturer Bulk Vaccine Antigen Oil-In-Water Bulk Adjuvant Novartis $150 million $139 million GlaxoSmithKline $ 38 million $144 million Sanofi Pasteur $191 million CSL Biotherapies $180 million MedImmune $ 90 million Total $649 million $283 million

Flu-associated deaths in children under 18–CDC

Deaths in the under 18 age group from flu-associated illness, per CDC: The following table presents the total number of deaths in children in the United States associated with influenza infections for the past four years: Year _____ Deaths2008-9 _____ 92007-8 _____ 892006-7 _____ 772005-6 _____ 46

Flu-associated deaths in children under 18–CDC

Deaths in the under 18 age group from flu-associated illness, per CDC: The following table presents the total number of deaths in children in the United States associated with influenza infections for the past four years: Year _____ Deaths2008-9 _____ 92007-8 _____ 892006-7 _____ 772005-6 _____ 46

CDC’s influenza vaccine for seasonal (non-pandemic) influenza, 2009-10

Useful facts regarding the standard (non-swine) flu vaccine: advice from CDC: 84% of the population is now advised annual vaccinations All children 6 months through 18 years of age are advised annual vaccinations Vaccination is recommended for “All persons who want to reduce the risk of becoming ill with influenza …

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