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  • Drug regulator probes flu vaccine side effects

    Health 27-08-2010

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has launched a review of a swine flu vaccine amid fears it may be linked to narcolepsy in children.

  • WHO set to declare end of flu pandemic

    Health 08-07-2010

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is expected to downgrade the H1N1 influenza pandemic when its emergency committee meets later this month, WHO Regional Director for Europe Zsuzsanna Jakab told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Bulgaria health minister charged over vaccine contracts

    Regional Policy 31-03-2010

    Bulgarian prosecutors have charged health minister Bozhidar Nanev with mismanaging flu vaccine contracts. The government presented the move as part of its efforts to clean up corruption as Brussels assesses Sofia's efforts to fight misconduct and organised crime.

  • EU governments seek to offload flu vaccines

    Health 05-01-2010

    Governments in Western Europe are selling off surplus stocks of the H1N1 flu vaccine and cancelling orders for additional supplies amid low public demand. But the World Health Organisation is warning that flu transmission is still on the rise in Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Swine flu hits Ukrainian election campaign

    Elections 03-11-2009

    Ukraine has banned public meetings, including election rallies, for a three-week period after confirming its first death from swine flu.

  • EU clears way for mass swine flu vaccination

    Health 28-09-2009

    European healthcare regulators last week (25 September) recommended the approval of two swine flu vaccines, clearing the way for mass vaccination programmes to start within weeks.

  • European governments weigh up flu vaccine sharing

    Health 03-09-2009

    A special meeting of European health ministers next month will discuss "solidarity measures" which could see flu vaccines shared between countries. However, there is likely to be resistance from member states that have ordered large quantities of the vaccine for their citizens.