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What is bird flu vaccine?

Bird Flu Vaccine. Vaccine to protect against avian influenza (bird flu) also known as strain h5n1. This is different from the annual flu shot and the recent swine flu vaccine h1n1. The vaccine is kept in stockpiles for use in the event of an outbreak. Currently it is not a routine vaccine since avian flu rarely infects humans. People who work with poultry are most likely to be infected. Read more...

Is there a bird flu vaccination?

No. There is not a "bird flu" vaccine, but the government and the vaccine manufacturers are watching bird flu cases throughout the world. Once a continuing outbreak occurs, scientists will quickly identify the particular bird flu strain, and then can start making a vaccine against that strain. Flu virus mutate often, so it is not known when one bad strain might start a sustained bird flu outbreak. Read more...