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The U.S. government has for the first time approved an adjuvanted vaccine to protect against H5N1 bird flu.
The vaccine was made by Quebec City-based ID Biomedical, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.
The approval was announced by the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates vaccines in the United States.
The vaccine will not be available commercially; it will be placed in the U.S. government's emergency stockpile.
The H5N1 vaccine contains a boosting compound known as an adjuvant...