Only One Flu Shot for Most

The Swedish Medical Products Agency and the National Board of Health and Welfare have decided that one dose of the swine flu vaccine is enough for healthy people over the age of 13.

In a press release, the two agencies say that younger children and those with reduced immunity still need two shots.

As of Thursday nearly two million Swedes, almost a quarter of the entire population, had been vaccinated against the H1N1 virus. Most of those have been members of risk groups, children, and healthcare personnel. Vaccination of the general population has not yet properly started, although according to some press reports this is already underway in a number of areas.

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