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Canadians Will Be Immunized Faster
Than Other Parts of the World

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he plans to get immunized against swine flu.

Health officials are urging Canadians to get a shot against the H1N1 virus when the vaccination becomes available in early November. Harper says he expects final approval for the vaccine soon. Canada has been criticized for not rolling out the vaccine quickly enough when it is already available in the United States and other countries.

But Canada's chief public officer of health says that once the program does begin, Canadians will be immunized faster than people in other parts of the world.

A poll released last week indicated one-third of those surveyed planned to get the swine flu shot.

The Canadian government is about to approve the H1N1 swine flu vaccine with adjuvants made by GlaxoSmithKline.

Two million doses of GSK's Pandemrix are already reported to have been distributed around the country ready for use.

Canada has ordered over 50 million doses and authorities expect to begin the campaign by mid-November.

* A full list of h1n1 vaccine ingredients, alerts and warnings.


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October 20, 2009

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