New Zealand could be forced to wait up to six months from the initial outbreak of a global flu pandemic for delivery of an influenza vaccine, a senior health official said Wednesday. While the goal of health authorities was "to keep (flu) out of the country as long as possible" by moves like closing the nation's borders, it would take 15 to 27 weeks for the country's Australian-based supplier to develop, manufacture and deliver the vaccine to New Zealand, according to director of public health Mark Jacobs
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