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Exeter children may trial swine flu vaccine

Posted By admin On August 12, 2009 @ 10:35 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Exeter Express & Echo [1]
Wednesday, August 12, 2009

CHILDREN in Exeter could be among the first to be inoculated against swine flu.

A team of researchers has applied for funding to test a vaccine for the disease ahead of a mass vaccination programme in the autumn.

If the Government gives the go-ahead, parents will be able to put their children forward to be part of the trial to see if there are any side-effects with vaccines that have been developed to deal with the H1N1 virus.

The research will help the Department of Health decide whether it is safe to vaccinate youngsters against swine flu.

Professor of paediatrics at Bristol University, Adam Finn, and colleagues have put a proposal to the Government to carry out the work alongside other cities.

Children aged between six months and 12 years will be given the vaccine as part of the trial and any reaction or medical problem that occurs will be recorded. Youngsters will also be given a blood test before and after.

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