More than 8,000 employees of the Makati City government will get free flu shots to strengthen their immunity against the ordinary influenza virus
epa01761687 Filipino workers receive a free flu vaccine during an antiflu vaccine drive in Manila's financial district of Makati City, Philippines on 15 June 2009. More than 8,000 employees of the Makati City government will get free flu shots to strengthen their immunity against the ordinary influenza virus as part of a monthlong vaccination drive which started on 15 June 2009. Makati health officer Dr. Ma. Lourdes Salud, meanwhile, said that although the vaccine would not prevent a person from being infected with the A(H1N1) virus, it would make it easier for health workers to detect possible swine flu cases among city government employees through the process of elimination. The Philippines has reported more than 100 confirmed cases of the contagious disease, the highest rate among countries in Southeast Asia. The World Health Organization has declared A(H1N
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