Nope, this is not any gimmick in our title to increase readership by raising false hopes to everybody; this is a news article extracted directly from CNN for your information, and of course, to raise your spirit in these recent gloomy economic and health weather.
According to CNN, researchers in Australia has tested the H1N1 vaccine on 240 people with ages in the range of 18 to 64, and by the end of 21 days, majority of these testees passed with flying colours. According to Dr. Raymond Strikas of the National Vaccine Program, testees who are able to exhibit an immune response of 1 to 40 titers for the vaccination test will at least passed another stringent criteria for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve for the flu vaccine. Dr. Raymond Strikas was not involved with the study and his comment was published in the New England Journal of Medicine yesterday.
These testees are separated into 2 groups, one group was administered with 15 micrograms of the vaccine and the other with 30 micrograms. Those with 15 microgram has mild to moderate vaccine-associated reactions, similar to what they see when the seasonal flu vaccine is given.
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At the mean time, the National Institutes of Health scientists have been conducting their clinical trials on the H1N1 vaccine in several sites across the United States of America. “The NIH-sponsored clinical trial corroborates and confirms the exciting data by the Australians published in the New England Journal of Medicine” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH. “In fact the NIH studies … show that a single dose of vaccine induces a robust immune response in healthy adults.” More details on the NIH studies will be released and we’ll keep you posted then.
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