Federal officials apologize for H1N1-vaccine delays & shortages - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/27/09

Federal officials apologize for H1N1-vaccine delays & shortages

By Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Federal officials apologize for the recent delays and shortages of the H1N1 or Swine-Flu vaccine nationwide.  In their apology, they say that they are now re-evaluating the current manufacturing process which uses eggs and can take six to nine months to produce a single vaccine.

CDC Director Homa  Frieden says, "We're still using technologies that have been around for a long time, that's good news in terms of safety, we're not cutting any corners, we're not trying anything new or experimental in this season, but we wish we had vaccine technology that could be quicker."

Meanwhile, the White House said Tuesday that the president's daughters Sasha and Malia recieved their Swine-Flu vaccines last week and that the President and First Lady are both waiting until children, pregnant women, and others considered high risk in the capitol are vaccinated first.

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