U.S. has 71 million unused flu vaccine doses
Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 7:17 am
SourceThe United States still has 71 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine that have not been used, but it is not yet time to throw them out, the federal government said on Monday.
Vaccine started rolling out in October and the U.S. eventually ordered 229 million doses from its five licensed makers -- Novartis (NOVN.VX), AstraZeneca (AZN.N) unit MedImmune, Sanofi Aventis (SASY.PA), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) and Australian vaccine maker CSL (CSL.AX).
Sebelius said last month that 162 million doses were produced and distributed, but only 90 million actually got into people's arms or noses..