Suppliers Face a Two-Flu Seasons

An examination of the flu vaccine supply chain might lead one to conclude it's a bit under the weather: sluggish output, inconsistent supplies and a feverish disposition. In reality, it's working at full capacity as it wrestles with the competing demands of two entirely different flu viruses and therein lies the problem. The manufacturing processes for the seasonal flu and the H1N1 flu vaccines are

An examination of the flu vaccine supply chain might lead one to conclude it's a bit under the weather: sluggish output, inconsistent supplies and a feverish disposition.

In reality, it's working at full capacity as it wrestles with the competing demands of two entirely different flu viruses — and therein lies the problem. The manufacturing processes for the seasonal flu and the H1N1 flu vaccines are incompatible and require varying lengths of time, and manufacturers began the complic

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