Unknowns complicate path to swine flu vaccine, FDA official says:

05/6/2009 | Reuters

Creating vaccines against the H1N1 flu strain could take longer than expected because of uncertainties over the mutation of the virus and the appropriate dose needed for protection, said Dr. Jesse Goodman, the FDA's acting chief scientist. Government officials are working with manufacturers to devise a production strategy as soon as possible, but they are following the same procedure used in making seasonal flu shots to ensure safety, Goodman said.

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