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3 out of 4 citizens in Sweden may have to wait for vaccine

Pandemiplan.comPosted by Mats Espander Fri, June 12, 2009 21:01:31

According to an article in Dagens Nyeter ( There is a great risk that 75% of Swedens citizens will have to wait for vaccine towards the H1N1 virus.

Prioritized groups for vaccine in Sweden are: Elderly, severe heart or lung disease, pregnancy patients. This is just opposite (excl pregnancy) of the predicted citizens to be infected during a pandemic - which is young healthy and employment-aged citizens.

At the same time, according to who, it will take somewhat 3-6 moths until a widely acheivable vaccine is ready.

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