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FDA Warns Of Illegal Flu Vaccine

Posted December 24, 2003 4:12 a.m. EST

— People scared by the flu outbreak apparently are willing to go to any measure to get a shot. They are even turning to illegal vaccines.

The

Food and Drug Administration

is investigating several attempts to bring unapproved vaccines into the country. It is urging health-care providers to buy vaccines from reputable distributors and telling patients to accept vaccines only from a licensed health-care provider.