Rushing through flu vaccine could halve doses

 作者:介沿     |      日期:2019-03-08 03:13:13
MOVES by the US to push through a swine flu vaccine by September could halve the number of doses available there at the start of its winter flu season. The World Health Organization estimates that by August global production of the vaccine will reach 94.5 million doses per week (Vaccine, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.06.034). But this estimate relies on all companies using formulations with potent adjuvants – additives to the vaccine that boost the immune response and reduce the amount of virus needed in each dose. However, the adjuvants have not been approved for use in the US,