A new influenza vaccine has been declared safe by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The announcement follows a similar move from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week, which said it was “reassuringly confident” in the vaccine.
Read moreThe new CDC declaration comes amid reports that more than 60% of US flu patients had been vaccinated, and that a record number of cases had been reported in the US.
Symptoms of the pandemic, which was caused by a coronavirus virus that was not transmitted through human-to-human transmission, include fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes.
Symptom severity is now expected to increase in many parts of the country, including many states with high rates of influenza.
According to a CDC statement, the vaccine is the first vaccine approved for human use in the United States.