US war on Swine Flu — keeps fight on

Written by By Staff Writer As the US Army drops its Contingency Operations Plan ‘Project Delta’ on Afghanistan, a part of it includes keeping up the fight on containing Swine Flu in the US….

US war on Swine Flu — keeps fight on

Written by By Staff Writer

As the US Army drops its Contingency Operations Plan ‘Project Delta’ on Afghanistan, a part of it includes keeping up the fight on containing Swine Flu in the US.

Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, announced today that the recently released vaccine supply for Operation Southern Watch will remain in the United States.

To date, according to CDC officials, only 70% of Americans have received the one in four vaccinated. Part of the reason for the reduced uptake is low awareness of immunization status, especially with regard to the Contingency Operations Plan, which was released last week.

This plan, published in December 2011 in order to assess several options for addressing the potential of a pandemic, covers all aspects of the worldwide response, including command-and-control organization, ordering of supplies, adequate supply of vaccine as well as plans for dealing with shortages or patient refusal.

Contingency operations seem to be one of the key phrases to remember. Operation Southern Watch is called such because it is under the umbrella of Operation Southern Watch – a planned continuity of administration in case of an influenza pandemic.

The UN’s website titled World Health Organization (WHO) advises people to check the steps needed for immediate immunization in the face of a pandemic:

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