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US health workers who give flu jabs to healthy people could face fines or imprisonment

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7472.939-c (Published 21 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:939
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    It looks increasingly certain that the United States will enter the influenza season seriously short of vaccine, after a Food and Drug Administration team visiting Britain declared that 48 million potentially contaminated units of vaccine were 38unsafe for use.


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    People queue for flu vaccination at a supermarket in Rhode Island

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    The vaccines represented half of the United States's planned supply for this year. The manufacturer, the Chiron Corporation of California, had to close its Liverpool factory after its licence to produce Fluvirin vaccine was suspended by the United Kingdom's Medicines and Healthcare Products …

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