November 6, 2009

Wall St. Before Main St. for H1N1 Vaccine?

By Kelley Luckstein

The dilemma over how limited supplies of the H1N1 vaccine should be distributed was underscored today as government health officials defended their allocation of vaccine to Wall Street firms. But doctors around the country bristled at this news, asking why these firms can get the vaccine while physicians and hospitals still face shortages…


"When you make [vaccination] easy and accessible to people, you improve immunization rates," said Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "It's the nature of people who are in the workplace or in schools to congregate and that's where the virus spreads."


ABC News, 11/5/09

Tags: flu vaccine, H1N1 vaccine, Infectious Diseases

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