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Rush for vaccinations amid H1N1 flu fears

Hundreds of people from Myanmar have rushed to the Nakhon Maesot International Hospital in Tak to be vaccinated against the 2009 H1N1 flu.

Local residents also queued to get the vaccine from the private hospital located in the northern province bordering Myanmar. Hundreds of people queued up yesterday. The rush followed a report that 26 people had died in Myanmar after contracting the deadly flu strain. About 400 people in Myanmar are believed to have been infected with H1N1. There was also a report that a Thai man in Tak had died from the flu. Hospital staff said demand for the vaccine was so high that they had begun to run out of stock. 

Published : August 19, 2017

By : The Sunday Nation