Thursday, July 23, 2009

W.H.O. Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 briefing note 2:

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 briefing note 2:
WHO recommendations on pandemic (H1N1) 2009: vaccines

All countries should immunize their health-care workers as a first priority to protect the essential health infrastructure. As vaccines available initially will not be sufficient, a step-wise approach to vaccinate particular groups may be considered. SAGE suggested the following groups for consideration, noting that countries need to determine their order of priority based on country-specific conditions: pregnant women; those aged above 6 months with one of several chronic medical conditions; healthy young adults of 15 to 49 years of age; healthy children; healthy adults of 50 to 64 years of age; and healthy adults of 65 years of age and above.

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