Donated pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccine arrives in Azerbaijan

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Today, Azerbaijan received its first shipment of donated pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccine, containing 172 000 doses out of a total of 860 000. The vaccine will be distributed to designated health facilities next week. Vaccination will target health care workers, the staff of life support services, pregnant women, people with a history of chronic lung disease and children aged 14-17.

The pre-qualified, inactivated adjuvanted vaccine is produced by GlaxoSmithKline.

WHO has coordinated the distribution of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccine donated by several countries and vaccine manufacturers. Azerbaijan was one of the first countries to express an interest in receiving this emergency supply. Since doing so, the Government has prepared a vaccine deployment plan and signed a letter of agreement with WHO.