Fast-Track Flu vaccines Don’t Reduce Safety: WHO

World Health Organisation says that procedures to fast track approval of new vaccines to fight against HINI influenza may not reduce the safety. Vaccines had to be available quickly and in large quantities.

Considering the needs of public, the regulatory procedures in place of licensing the pandemic vaccines are rigorous, but do not compromise in safety and quality controls.

The WHO has said the current outbreak of H1N1, declared a pandemic on June 11, is the fastest ever pandemic and could eventually affect 2 billion people.

A WHO statement said concerns had been expressed about the safety of vaccines to fight H1N1, known as swine flu.

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