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AH1N1 Influenza Immunization Progmramme To End

Jan 5, 2011 12:32:43 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said today (5) that the immunization programme against the AH1N1 influenza will end on January 8 when the existing stock of medicine expires and that a request for new stocks of vaccines has not been made since the AH1N1 influenza is on the decline.

The stock of medicine was handed over to the Health Ministry by World Health Organization (WHO).

Minister Sirisena told parliament today that the government had sufficient stock of medicine to treat the influenza.

The Minister made this comment in parliament in response to a question posed by DNA MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake.

Sirisena said the disease is on the decline since the vulnerable groups have been given the proper immunization.