Monday, December 7, 2009

Swine flu wave continues as Germans opt out of vaccine

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany’s centre for disease control and prevention, warned on Monday that the swine flu epidemic is not finished yet.

RKI President Jörg Hacker told broadcaster ARD on Monday that while the peak of infections may have been reached, there could be another wave of illness this spring.
He added that while the number of infections is varying in different parts of the country, German residents should still get an A/H1N1 vaccination.

Only about six percent of those living in the country have gotten the vaccination, according to daily Westfalen Blatt on Monday.

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