China to speed up flu vaccine jabs for students

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China will speed up the A/H1N1 influenza vaccine inoculation for students and plan to finish all voluntary injections within the first month of the upcoming spring term, according to the Ministry of Education.

The injection campaign aimed to protect the life and health of teachers and students across the country, according to a notice released Tuesday by the ministry on its website.

Mass activities should be avoided for most occasions while some necessary ones, such as winter camps, should be conducted on the premise of full prevention and control measures against the disease, said the notice.

The ministry also urged schools across the country to assign personnel to monitor flu-related situations around-the-clock and report suspected severe cases as soon as possible.

As of Jan. 17, more than 63 million Chinese people had been inoculated with the A/H1N1 flu vaccine. The disease had killed at least 710 people by Jan. 10.

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