US orders more lots more swine flu vaccine

September 21, 2009

(AP) -- U.S. health officials have ordered more swine flu vaccine - bringing the nation's eventual total to 251 million doses.

The government on Monday ordered an extra 27.3 million doses from Sanofi Pasteur of France, which produces shots at its Swiftwater, Pa., factory. It also ordered 29 million more doses of the nasal-spray version of vaccine, MedImmune LLC's FluMist.

The news came as health officials announced Monday that while people 10 and older are protected by one dose of swine , children 9 and younger almost certainly will need two.

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