No compromise on flu vaccine safety: WHO

The World Health Organization’s flu chief says there must be no doubt over the safety of swine flu vaccines before they are given to the public.

Keiji Fukuda says health officials and drug makers are looking into ways of speeding up the production of the vaccine before the northern hemisphere enters its flu season in the fall.

But he told The Associated Press on Friday that “one of the things which cannot be compromised is the safety of vaccines.” Fukuda says the first vaccines should be available in September and October.

Other vaccines will take until December or January before they are released onto the market.


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