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HHS Takes Additional Steps Toward Development of Vaccine for the Novel Influenza A (H1N1)

Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--May 22, 2009.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today that the department will take important steps necessary to prepare for potential commercial-scale production of a candidate vaccine for the novel Influenza A ( H1N1). The Secretary is directing approximately $1 billion in existing funds that will be used for clinical studies that will take place over the summer and for commercial-scale production of two potential vaccine ingredients for the pre-pandemic influenza stockpile.

“Preparation and planning are critical to keep Americans safe in the face of a potential pandemic,” Secretary Sebelius said . . .

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