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Japanese Pediatricians Want 1 Million Children Atop H1N1 Vaccine List

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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A Japanese physicians group urged the government to give about 1 million children priority for receiving the H1N1 flu vaccine when it becomes available. The Japan Pediatric Society said the million children are considered high-risk with cancer, kidney failure or asthma or serious physical or mental disabilities. The society said the priority list should include another 5.5 million preschool children and parents of infants under a year old. The pediatricians also urged the government to provide those shots for free instead of charging recipients for each inoculation, as planned. (Click here for more

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