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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 26 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:868

US approves bird flu vaccine: The US Food and Drug Administration approved a human vaccine against the H5N1 influenza virus on 17 April, marking the first such approval in the United States. Until a vaccine tailored to the pandemic strain of the virus is developed and produced this vaccine may give limited protection should the H5N1 virus transfer from person to person. The vaccine, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, will only be available through public health officials for approved 18-64 year olds who …

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