• Kyodo News


The health ministry will survey about 20,000 of the roughly 1 million medical workers to be vaccinated against the H1N1 swine flu Monday to document any side effects, ministry sources said Thursday.

The survey is being taken ahead of the public vaccinations set to begin in November. Priority will be given to those with the highest risk of being endangered by an H1N1 infection, including people with chronic diseases and pregnant women.

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