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What is bird flu vaccine?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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