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July 30, 2009

UAE to Receive First Batch of H1N1 Vaccine by September

The first two batches of the UAE's 3.2 millon doses of H1N1 influenza vaccine will arrive in September 2009, according to a senior health official. The UAE will be the third country after the US and the UK to receive such a volume of the vaccine, the Khaleej Times reports.

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The first two batches of the UAE’s 3.2 millon doses of H1N1 influenza vaccine will arrive in September 2009, according to a senior health official.

The UAE will be the third country after the US and the UK to receive such a volume of the vaccine, the Khaleej Times reports.

Sharjah Preventive Medicine Department technical director Gamil M Tourky has said publicly that vaccination will be available to nationals and expatriates.

“Priority will be given to people in the high-risk groups, including children, the elderly, people with chronic diseases and pregnant women,” Tourky said.

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