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UAE receives first batch of H1N1 vaccine

November 2, 2009 1:30 by

The first batch of the H1N1 vaccine has arrived in the UAE, a Ministry of Health source informed Dubai-based daily Gulf News.

The shipment, comprised of 40,000 units, is the first of a series expected in 2009. The nation ordered 900,000 units of the vaccine.

Distribution of the vaccines will begin shortly, the ministry told Arabic-language daily Emarat Al Youm. An unspecified number of units will be allocated to Haj pilgrims, the paper reported.

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