Record 145M Targeted for Flu Shots

CDC pushes vaccine for 86% of Americans
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2008 2:31 AM CDT
A nurse fills a syringe with flu vaccine. An record number of vaccine doses will be distributed this year.    (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
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(Newser) – Enough flu vaccine is now being manufactured to give shots to a record 145 million people, reports the Washington Post. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans an unprecedented campaign to ensure as many children, seniors and pregnant women as possible get shots, up to 86% of the population. The vaccine, expected to be among the most effective in years, is being recommended for children up to 18 years old.