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Flu shots shipped out early for winter

August 15, 2008 9:58:18 AM PDT
The new flu shots are being shipped out already, much earlier than usual.For the first time, every strain included in the shot is new. One strain is a new Australian variety that sickened a lot of people last winter.

Five manufacturers are expected to supply a record 143 million doses to the U.S.

Many say they hope to have a majority of their supply in the hands of doctors, clinics and other providers by the end of October.

 

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