Federal officials Thursday reported widespread flu activity in 24 states and announced that 100,000 additional doses of the flu vaccine will be shipped across the country to help ease shortages.
Members of the general public should not get vaccinated against smallpox unless they are part of a carefully monitored study, a committee of scientists said Tuesday in a report.
A 55-year-old National Guardsman is the third person to die from a heart attack after receiving the smallpox vaccine, the Pentagon said Friday.
The first AIDS vaccine to be tested on humans failed to prevent HIV infection in the general population but may protect blacks and Asians in the U.S. and Europe, vaccine-maker VaxGen Inc. said late Sunday.
President Bush said Wednesday that he has decided to begin vaccinating members of the military and health workers against smallpox and will eventually allow all Americans to receive the vaccine that remains the only protection against the disease.
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