Vac­cine pro­gram may be widened

China Daily (Canada) - - CHINA -

Health au­thor­i­ties are con­sid­er­ing whether to ex­pand the na­tional im­mu­niza­tion pro­gram to pro­tect chil­dren from more types of in­fec­tions. “Vac­cines for chick­en­pox and HIB (Hae­mophilus in­fluen­zae type b) will prob­a­bly be added to the cur­rent list of 14 vac­cines un­der the na­tional pro­gram,” Yu Wen­zhou, a se­nior specialist with the Na­tional Im­mu­niza­tion Pro­gram un­der the Chi­nese Cen­ter for Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion, said on Wed­nes­day.

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