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CDC: Swine Flu Vaccine Delay Frustrating
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CDC Director Confident That Eventually There Will Be Enough Vaccine
Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD
Oct. 23, 2009 -- The head of the CDC today voiced his frustration with shortages of the swine flu (H1N1) vaccine.
"We are now in a period where the vaccine's availability is increasing steadily, but far too slowly," CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, said in a news conference. "It's frustrating to all of us. We wish there was more vaccine available."
Frieden said the problem is the vaccine production technology, which he called "antiquated ... but tried and true" in terms of its safety.
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