The swine flu scare that began terrorizing the United States and Mexico at the end of the 2009 school year may finally be brought to an end. The Food and Drug Administration approved the latest vaccine attempt on Tuesday of this week, and is hoping to administer it to the public the first week of October.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) began trails of hopeful H1N1 vaccines on July 22, 2009. On August 27, the test vaccine was given to two young girls , the first children to have the test administered to them. Scientists hoped that the girls’ results would be good and that the drug would allow for future mass administration, specifically by mid-October, 2009. The girls were closely watched at Emory Children’s Center in Atlanta, Georgia and were soon determined success stories. Now, the release of the vaccine is ahead of schedule and expected to be a triumph.
The upcoming distribution of this NIAID vaccine will arrive 45 million doses strong on October 15 and will be followed by weekly shipments.
It is especially important for RE-3 students to get the H1N1 vaccine because of the virus’ target tothe young – between ages of 6 months and 24 years. Within a few months the vaccine will be available at approximately 90,000 sites at schools and clinics nationwide.
To ensure the safety of students, it is incredibly important that every individual at Morgan County schools soon be pricked with this vaccine.
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