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Pandemic influenza vaccine manufacturing process and timeline

Article Date: Thursday 06 08 09 12:00 UTC
Full Article: Influenza A(H1N1)
It takes approximately five to six months for the first supplies of approved vaccine to become available once a new strain of influenza virus with pandemic potential is identified and isolated. These months are needed because the process of producing a new vaccine involves many sequential steps, and each of these steps requires a certain amount of time to complete. The vaccine development process from start (obtaining a virus sample) to end (availability of vaccine for use) is summarized below.

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