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Govt: 1 swine flu shot enough for older kids

Studies of the new swine flu vaccine show children 10 and older will need just one shot for protection against swine flu ā€” but younger kids almost certainly will need two.

Protection kicks in for older children within eight to 10 days, just like it does for adults, the National Institutes of Health announced Monday.

But younger children aren't having nearly as robust an immune reaction to the swine flu shot, and it appears they'll need two shots 21 days apart, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.
 
 

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