Fri, October 23, 2009

China starts A/H1N1 flu vaccinations

Beijing gets ready for H1N1 inoculations

Beijing is gearing up for a mass H1N1 flu inoculation of young students as its previous vaccination of hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationwide proved to be safe. Full story


World's 1st warrant for H1N1 flu vaccination

China has issued its first warrant for mass inoculation with domestic A/H1N1 flu vaccine, the first country in the world to do so.


China offers 7.3 mln doses of A/H1N1 vaccine for domestic use. Will you get vaccined?
Yes, as soon as possible.
Not now, due to safety uncertainties.


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Beijing gets ready for H1N1 inoculations

2009-09-29 00:34:31 GMT China Daily Beijing is gearing up for a mass H1N1 flu inoculation of young students as its previous vaccination of hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationwide proved to be safe.

No "serious adverse reaction" reported in A/H1N1 flu vaccine inoculation in China: health minister

2009-09-28 05:26:30 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- No "serious adverse reaction" has been reported in the tens of thousands of citizens inoculated with China-made A/H1N1 flu vaccines, the country's health minister ChenZhu said on Monday.

Nearly 40,000 Beijing residents receive A/H1N1 flu vaccine shots

2009-09-23 06:24:15 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- About 39,000 residents in Beijing had been inoculated with A/H1N1 flu vaccine by Tuesday afternoon, with 14 cases of adverse reaction, an epidemic control expert said here Wednesday.

No abnormal reactions reported in Beijing's first A/H1N1 flu vaccinations

2009-09-22 10:33:28 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) - The first batch of people who received A/H1N1 flu vaccinations on Monday in Beijing had no abnormal reactions, a local health official said Tuesday.

Research and production in China


Tennis star Peng Shuai advances to quarterfinals at National Games

2009-10-23 07:08:50 GMT Xinhua English JINA, East China ,Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- Women's singles tennis player Peng Shuai defeated her rival and advanced to the quarterfinals Friday at the 11th Chinese National Games.

Shanghai company approved to mass produce A/H1N1 flu vaccine

2009-09-16 01:53:36 GMT Xinhua English SHANGHAI, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Shanghai-made A/H1N1 flu vaccine has received the license for mass production from the State Food and Drug Administration, a must for government purchase and public use, company sources confirmed Wednesday.

Chinese experts argue safety issues of domestic A/H1N1 flu vaccine

2009-09-10 14:50:12 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- As China's Health Ministry has designated Beijing, Shanghai cities and Guangdong Province as the first places to use the newly produced domestic A/H1N1 vaccine, some epidemic disease experts still argue about its safety.

China set for world's first H1N1 flu shots

2009-09-08 23:31:13 GMT China Daily Teenage students in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong will be at the front of the line when the government starts vaccinating people against the H1N1 flu strain, Health Minister Chen Zhu announced Tuesday as he unveiled the guiding principles of the government's inoculation plan.

Global production of A/H1N1 vaccines


Free A/H1N1 flu vaccines ready for Australians next week

2009-09-23 05:07:23 GMT Xinhua English SYDNEY, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Sick and elderly people are being encouraged to take up a free A//H1N1 flu vaccine when it becomes available across New South Wales (NSW) next week as part of Australia's biggest ever vaccination program.

First batch of A/H1N1 flu vaccine to be rolled out in South Australia soon

2009-09-22 07:46:52 GMT Xinhua English CANBERRA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The first batch of A/H1N1 flu vaccine will be rolled out to doctors in South Australia (SA) this week following five more deaths linked to the A/H1N1 influenza virus, according to SA Health Minister John Hill said on Tuesday.

U.S. orders more A/H1N1 flu vaccines from two companies

2009-09-21 23:09:33 GMT Xinhua English HOUSTON, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The world's leading biotechnology company Med Immune said on Monday that the U.S. government has more than tripled its order of A/H1N1 flu vaccines from the Maryland-based giant, bringing the company's total sales up to 453 million U.S. dollars since May.

S Korea's Green Cross to provide new flu vaccines to gov't

2009-09-21 09:01:47 GMT Xinhua English SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's Green Cross Corp. said Monday that it signed a contract worth 42.6 billion won, or 35.3 million U.S. dollars with the South Korean government on providing 5.86 million doses of its A /H1N1 vaccine.

Worldwide outbreak


A/H1N1 flu cases in Chinese mainland top 18,000

2009-09-28 23:06:10 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland had reported18,285 confirmed cases of A/H1N1 influenza by Monday, about 73.3 percent of which had recovered, according to a notice on the website of the Ministry of Health (MOH).

S Korea reports 10th A/H1N1 flu death case

2009-09-23 03:28:19 GMT Xinhua English SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- South Korea on Wednesday reported the 10th death case related to A/H1N1 influenza.

9th confirmed A/H1N1 flu death case reported in S Korea

2009-09-22 02:18:50 GMT Xinhua English SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's health authorities on Tuesday confirmed the 9th death case related to the A/H1N1 flu virus.

15 new A/H1N1 flu cases confirmed in Europe

2009-09-22 00:57:57 GMT Xinhua English STOCKHOLM, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- A European health agency said Monday that 15 new A/H1N1 flu cases were reported in European countries within the last 24 hours.