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Flu Vaccine Update

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Flu Vaccine Update

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Flu Vaccine Update

Flu Vaccine Update

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The Chinese government rushed 3 million doses of avian flu vaccine to a threatened province this week. After finding almost 200 dead geese, health officials worry the disease could spread to other birds and possibly humans. Can we modernize how we make vaccines? And should we start stuffing our medicine cabinets?

Guests:

Michael Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy, University of Minnesota

Walter Orenstein, MD, Director, Program for Vaccine Policy and Development. Associate Director, Emory Vaccine Center. Professor of Medicine, Emory University; Emory Vaccine Center

Paul Offit, M.D., chief of Infectious Disease Department of Pediatrics; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Professor of Pediatrics; University of Pennsylvania Medical School

Nita Lowey Representative, New York's 18th Congressional District White Plains, New York

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