Gov't moves to stop delivery of more swine flu vaccines

There are currently 4.6 m. doses in the country as only 700,000 have been used.

By BY JUDY SEIGEL ITZKOVICH
February 9, 2010 17:52
Israeli doctor examines swine flu patient.

Swine flu patient . (photo credit: Ariel Jerzolomiski)

 
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Due to the very low demand for H1N1 flu vaccine - less than a tenth of the population has gone for the 7.3 million doses ordered - the Health Ministry has asked that the last two million of them not be shipped to Israel.

The company will give the ministry credit for these vaccines, the ministry said on Tuesday.

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There are currently 4.6 million in the country after only 700,000 were used.

It is not known whether the purchased vaccines will be usable for more than a year.

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