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H1N1 Flu Vaccine Very Effective: Study

A single dose of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine was 93 percent effective during the 2009 pandemic, a new study found.

In order to assess the effectiveness of the vaccine -- known as the AS03-adjuvanted pandemic H1N1 vaccine -- Canadian researchers looked at 552 patients with flu-like illness who visited clinics in four provinces between Nov. 8 and Dec. 5, 2009.

Pandemic H1N1 was detected in 209 (38 percent) of the patients. Two (1 percent) of the patients with H1N1 flu had received a single dose of the H1N1 vaccine at least two weeks before they became ill, compared with 58 (17 percent) of patients who didn't have H1N1 infection.
 
 

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