Gov't Calls for Volunteers to Test Swine Flu Shots

By: Lauran Neergaard AP Email
By: Lauran Neergaard AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is calling for several thousand
volunteers to roll up their sleeves for the first swine flu shots, in a race to test whether a new vaccine really will protect against the virus before its expected to rebound in the fall.

The National Institutes of Health's infectious disease chief, Dr. Anthony Fauci, (FOW'-chee) tells The Associated Press that scientists first will test different doses of the swine flu vaccine in healthy adults and, if there are no immediate safety concerns, quickly begin testing babies and children.

The studies will begin at eight medical centers around the country - in Baltimore; Iowa City, Iowa; St. Louis; Nashville; Seattle; Atlanta; Cincinnati and Houston.

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