US Hospitals to use children to TEST swine flu vaccine

Children’s Mercy will test swine flu vaccine on 120 kids
08/14/2009
Testing of swine flu vaccine on children could begin next week at Children’s Mercy Hospital and other medical centers nationwide.
Unless studies under way on adults turn up unexpected side effects, Children’s Mercy anticipates receiving the vaccine early in the week. Children 6 months to 17 years old are eligible for the test vaccine for the H1N1 virus. The vaccine will be given to 120 children.
Public distribution of the vaccine could start in October.
For more information about the program, call Children’s Mercy at 816-460-1041.

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