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Saturday, February 13, 2010

H1N1 Vaccination For High-Risk Groups

Via Bernama in Malaysia, the whole report:

" KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) -- Those with high risks of suffering complications from the influenza A (H1N1) infection were vaccinated beginning this week, said the Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican.

He said those categorised as the 'priority target groups' could get the vaccination at 104 government health facilities identified throughout the country.

"In view of the limited supply of the vaccines, the vaccination will be given on 'first come, first served' basis and the clinical evaluation carried out by the attending medical officer will be taken into consideration in determining the suitability of the vaccines on the individuals, he said in a statement, here Friday.

He said 391 new patients with influenza-like illnesses (ILI) were admitted to hospitals between Jan 31 and Feb 6.

Dr Mohd Ismail said that during the same period, 356 cases had been discharged.

Those who wish to seek the latest information on influenza A (H1N1) and preventive measures against the illness can do so via the website or, hotline 03-88810200 and 03-88810300."

- very limited info.......

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