WHO to release H1N1 vaccine on September

swine-flu-vaccineWorld Health Organization (WHO) is set to release the first set of vaccines to fight H1N1 virus or more commonly known as Swine Flu. WHO said that the vaccines should be approved and ready for use in some countries by September this year.

WHO director of the Initiative for Vaccine Research, Marie-Paule Kieny, said manufacturers had initially reported poor yields in making vaccine, leading to worries about supplies, but this was now improving.

“We are on track in development,” Kieny said.

Trial results are expected on September and these test results will help them to determine the amount of doses needed to provide immunity. Vaccine approval will be based on these clinical trial results.

[source Reuters]