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Posted by: Peppie | 2010/04/15

Please?

Why won''t you answer my question about the flu shots? (266)
As a member of the South African Pharmacy Council you should be in a good position to know what the shortage is about?

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There currently is a shortage of influenza vaccines in the private health sector according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

The institute said in a statement that a number of reasons had caused the shortage, including production problems because one of the strains had not grown well.

Some manufacturers had also switched to producing the swine flu vaccine last year, while there has been an increase in the demand for vaccines due to last year's Influenza A, or swine flu, pandemic.

Another factor which had led to the shortage was the large purchase for the public vaccination programme.

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Posted by: kzn | 2010/04/28

see 266

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Posted by: kzn | 2010/04/28

see 266

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Posted by: Peppie | 2010/04/19

Thank you for your response.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2010/04/16

There currently is a shortage of influenza vaccines in the private health sector according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

The institute said in a statement that a number of reasons had caused the shortage, including production problems because one of the strains had not grown well.

Some manufacturers had also switched to producing the swine flu vaccine last year, while there has been an increase in the demand for vaccines due to last year's Influenza A, or swine flu, pandemic.

Another factor which had led to the shortage was the large purchase for the public vaccination programme.

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