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Canadian data show that kids under 10 years may be especially vulnerable to the H1N1 strain.
The findings add more weight to calls for more broadly protective flu vaccines.
Chan said infectious disease challenges over the last decade led to better preparedness, but not nearly enough.
The panel's concern was fueled by the threat of an airborne virus spread more easily than Ebola.
The initial effectiveness investigations flagged a problem with the 2009 H1N1 vaccine virus in the inhaled version and drove improvement efforts.
An avian-like H1N1 virus that showed pandemic potential turned up often in Chinese swine.
Evidence didn't support routine use for seasonal flu, and the group said research is needed during epidemics.
The plan aims at providing clearer guidance on the timing of key actions like vaccinations.
UW calls a recent UK newspaper story biased and largely wrong.
Vaccine strains overstimulated some kids' immune systems, and CSL said it has taken steps to reduce the risk.
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