Government states H1N1 vaccine is as effective as hoped - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/2/09

Government states H1N1 vaccine is as effective as hoped

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Monday, the federal government released findings from clinical trials that show the H1N1 vaccine is as effective they had hoped.  Now, they're hoping to convince Americans, especially pregnant women and others who are high risk that it's worth your wait in line to get the shot.

 "The data shows that nearly all the pregnant women who received a single 15 microgram dose had a robust immune response," said Anthony Fauci, M.D., with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.  

Clinical trials of the swine flu vaccine show one dose appears to protect most pregnant women who get the shot, but a second dose remains necessary for children under age 10.

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