UK to stockpile 2 mln doses of bird flu vaccine

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  • Wednesday, 20 Jul 2005

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government plans to stockpile 2 million doses of vaccine to fight the H5N1 strain of bird flu which has hit Asia. 

The vaccine will be used to protect key healthcare and emergency workers against a possible global flu pandemic, health minister Patricia Hewitt said in a statement on Wednesday. 

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