Children may get swine flu vaccine

PUBLISHED : Monday, 06 July, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 06 July, 2009, 12:00am

Targeting children for vaccination may be the best way of using limited supplies of vaccine to control the swine flu pandemic, British researchers said.

Drugmakers are racing to make a vaccine against the new flu strain, but if the disease increases significantly in the northern hemisphere this autumn, there are unlikely to be enough shots to vaccinate entire populations.