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For Children: Up to 4 Flu Shots

Schoolchildren who have never had a flu shot before may need to get vaccinated four times in the fall — twice for seasonal flu, twice for pandemic swine flu, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told clinicians on Wednesday.

Five manufacturers are making vaccines against the novel H1N1 swine flu, said Dr. Tom Shimabukuro of CDC's Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Full story


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