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One million doses in the bottles

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OTTAWA -- About one million doses of Canada's H1N1 vaccine have already been bottled and are getting ready for rollout while clinical trials are set to begin this week, the country's chief public health officer said Tuesday.

In the federal government's weekly briefing on the pandemic, Dr. David Butler-Jones emphasized there has been no delay in delivering Canada's H1N1 vaccine and that it will be ready for large-scale immunization programs the first week of November, if not sooner.

"The first lots have been bottled and are currently being quality-tested, packaged and prepared for shipping to the provinces and territories," Butler-Jones said in a teleconference from Iqaluit.

-- Canwest News Service

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 14, 2009 A7

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