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70 Million Swine Flu Vaccine Doses Destroyed

About a quarter of the H1N1 vaccine produced for the U.S. public has expired. This means that 40 million doses, worth about $260 million all told, are being written off as trash.  Another 30 million more doses will expire later, for a total of 70 million.

The outdated vaccine will be incinerated. The amount is more than twice the usual amount of leftover vaccine, and likely sets a record.

Local Techwire reports:

“If all that vaccine expires, more than 43 percent of the supply for the U.S. public will have gone to waste.”