posted on Oct, 5 2004 @ 05:51 PM
"The UK government has suspended the manufacturing licence of major flu vaccine maker Chiron.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said the three month suspension would take place with immediate effect.
The suspension means the Oxford-based company, which makes Fluvirin, will not be able to supply flu vaccines to anyone, including the major US market.
There are concerns about the way the vaccine is manufactured.
The World Health Organization said the suspension could have a major impact elsewhere - particularly as the flu season is just beginning in the
Dr Klaus Stohr, the WHO's flu chief, said: "The implications may be significant. There could be a shortage."
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