Vaccination against swine flu begins in Turkey

At first, 350,000 health personnel and prospective hajjis will be vaccinated against swine flu.

Vaccination against swine flu begins in Turkey

Vaccination against pandemic A H1N1 virus has begun in Turkey on Monday.

At first, 350,000 health personnel and prospective hajjis will be vaccinated against swine flu.

Earlier on Monday, the Health Ministry stated that the death toll reached six due to swine flu across Turkey, and nine patients were under treatment at intensive care units of several hospitals.

1,870 cases have been reported since the swine flu was first seen in Turkey on May 15, 2009.

Students will be vaccinated by the end of November.

Turkey ordered first shots of swine flu vaccines from Switzerland-based drug company Novartis. Pregnant women in Turkey will get a special form of swine flu vaccine. Turkey will import 1 million doses which do not contain "adjuvant" for pregnant women. Adjuvant-free vaccines will arrive in Turkey in December.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Kasım 2009, 17:23
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