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HK influenza vaccines 'effective'

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 February, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 May, 2015, 4:32pm


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An influenza vaccine being recalled in the US has not been imported into Hong Kong, the Department of Health says. Recent testing in the United States of some lots of FLUVIRIN influenza vaccine manufactured by Novartis in Britain found a minor deviation in the potency of the H1N1 component of the vaccine. The department said Novartis vaccines available in Hong Kong were manufactured elsewhere and were effective.