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Finland Offers Bird Flu Vaccine to Farm Workers

Finland Offers Bird Flu Vaccine to Farm Workers

Public health officials in Finland are preparing to offer H5N1 influenza (also known as avian influenza or bird flu) vaccines to people at who they believe are at risk of exposure to an avian influenza strain spreading among farmed and wild animals. Finland is the first country to administer avian influenza vaccines to certain populations […]

U.S. Stockpiles Two Bird Flu Vaccines

U.S. Stockpiles Two Bird Flu Vaccines

U.S. government health officials announced earlier this month that two bird flu vaccines are being stockpiled and will be available for shipment within weeks. They said that the bird flu stockpiling is part of their emergency preparations in the event the H5N1 virus, which now primarily infects wild birds, chickens and sometimes cows and other […]

Pharma Developing Bird Flu Vaccine for Humans As Animals Get Sick

Pharma Developing Bird Flu Vaccine for Humans As Animals Get Sick

Pharmaceutical companies GSK (formerly known as GlaxoSmithKline), Moderna and CSL Seqirus announced that they are developing and ready to test human vaccines against avian influenza H5N1 (also known as bird flu) as a precautionary measure to prepare for what they believe may be a future pandemic.1 Now that certain strains of H5N1 have infected not […]

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