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Swine Flu Vaccine

Oklahoma City, OK – Swine flu vaccine to be tested on children

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Clinical trials in Oklahoma City of a possible swine flu vaccine will begin with tests on children ages 3 through 8.

IPS Research will begin enrolling about 200 children for the program starting Aug. 17.

The patients will be given either a vaccine or a placebo and will be monitored through office visits and by telephone. The study will last 42 days and follow-up calls will continue after that.

IPS Research medical director Dr. Louise Thurman says 12,000 children nationwide will be given the vaccine for the trial.

She says the company should learn Friday if it will conduct adult trials as well.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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