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Monday, March 8, 2010

Brunei - Resumption of H1N1 Jabs Starts from Tomorrow

Via Bru, the latest from Brunei. Their numbers of confirmed H1N1 cases is also rising. On the positive side, they have resumed their vaccination campaign after a brief halt:

" Bandar Seri Begawan - The Ministry of Health (MoH) will resume the mass influenza A (HMI) vaccination programme tomorrow, three weeks after it was suspended.

The ministry yesterday also reported that for the week since March 1 until March 5, 114 H1N1 cases were recorded in the country.

"We regret the suspension of the programme as we needed to ensure that the new batch of Influenza A (HINT) vaccines in the country meet the ministry's quality and safety standards," said Minister of Health Pehin Orang Kaya Indere Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Suyoi Hj Osman at a press conference yesterday.

"We have now received confirmation from the manufacturer and laboratory reports from Belgium and USA on the safety of the vaccine," he added. According to the minister, the vaccines have continuously been used in many countries globally. To date, 75 million doses have been administered worldwide and the minister assures that "we are fully satisfied that the vaccine is safe to be used"."

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