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Swine flu: Ministers 'preparing to offload millions of unwanted vaccines'
By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent
Published: 8:00AM GMT 09 Jan 2010
Millions of pounds could be wasted if the Government is unable to get out of orders for the vaccine it has placed with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the pharmaceutical giant.
Officials confirmed that they are considering a number of options, including attempting to sell or give away millions of the vaccines.
They also considering whether to stand down the National Pandemic Flu Service, the network of call centres which diagnose swine flu and hand out antiviral medications.
Fewer than 5,000 people in Britain are thought to have contracted swine flu in the last week, and the numbers in intensive care are falling, although there has been a rise in those aged over 65.
In May, even before a pandemic had been declared, ministers had signed contracts thought to be worth around £100 million to deliver 90 million vaccines to Britain.
Originally posted by Brydaws
reply to post by Maybe...maybe not
Right, it is exaggerated.
I actually got the swine flu after a vacation to Cancun. Long story short. I was over it in about a week and all I did was take day-quil and ny-quil. All of the people I traveled with had the same results. No one died or experienced anything other than the symptoms of a nasty cold.