At a press conference in the government house, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced that the HPV vaccine, which prevents cervical cancer, will be added to the country’s official immunization schedule.
GSK Argentina Medical Director Rosana Felice, come on stage and told reporters that the company will appeal the ruling and fine issued by Judge Marcelo Aguinsky over the killing of 14 babies during vaccine trials conducted in 2007 and 2008.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it was monitoring a new strain of bird flu and has started work on a vaccine just in case it is needed.
Global production of seasonal flu vaccine is expected to double to 1.7 billion doses by 2015, with 11 new manufacturers coming onstream in developing countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
An experimental vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline halved the risk of African children getting malaria in a major clinical trial, making it likely to become the world's first shot against the deadly disease.
Some adolescent girls who get the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer wrongly think they no longer need to practice safe sex, US researchers said.