Thais have no allergic problem after vaccinated against A/H1N1 influenza

15:32, January 11, 2010      

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Thais, who were vaccinated against the A/H1N1 influenza on Monday, had no allergic reaction, according to a senior official.

Speaking from Phranangklao Hospital in Bangkok, Doctor Paijit Warachit, public health permanent secretary, said the outcome of the country's first day of vaccinating against the new flu is satisfying, Thai News Agency reported.

Phranangklao Hospital in Bangkok is one among hospitals nationwide, where Thais in the most risky groups, have been vaccinated for free.

The public health ministry has been importing some 2 million doses of the A/H1N1 vaccine for those in the country's most risky groups.

The people, who are viewed as the most risky groups, include medical staff, women with at least three-month pregance, people having overweight, disabled people, and those with chronic diseases.

The vaccination against the new flu has started from Monday until the end of March, however, the vaccination's period for pregnant women is until May this year.

Last Wednesday, Thailand reported one more death case due to the A/H1N1 influenza, bringing the country's death toll from the new flu contraction to 192.

The latest victim was a pregnant woman, who had a history of having had diabetes and high blood pressure.

Source: Xinhua
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