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FDA gives the OK for this year's flu vaccine

The LA Times reports that the FDA has given the go ahead for this year's flu vaccine, but the approved vaccine does not protect against H1N1/Swine Flu. Apparently, that vaccine will arrive in mid-October.

"With the so-called swine flu continuing to spread across the United States and the world, the Food and Drug Administration today announced it has given the go-ahead for the final preparation and distribution of a vaccine for the coming flu season.

But the vaccine will not protect against the H1N1 virus that has sickened more than 40,000 and killed 263 in the United States since it first appeared to cross the border from Mexico in April and was declared a pandemic last month. "
 
 

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