Published in Vaccine Weekly, May 5th, 2004
"We really failed to foresee the influenza vaccine shortage this year. We were caught with our pants down," said Lance Rodewald, MD, director of the immunization services division for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "The pressure on CDC to find vaccine was enormous."
About 4 million doses will be set aside for children up to 18 years old. The government plans to spend $80 million over the next 2 years to pay for the stockpile, said Stephen Cochi,...
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