Finland Offers Bird Flu Vaccines to Citizens Exposed to Poultry

(Bloomberg) -- Finland will offer vaccines to citizens, including poultry-farm workers and veterinarians, who are at risk from avian influenza, as the virus spreads across the world.

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The Nordic nation will receive the shots as part of the European Union’s joint procurement program, in which 15 countries are taking part, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health said in a statement on Thursday. So far, no avian influenza infections have been detected in humans in Finland, it said.

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