HHS discusses avian flu, bioterror plans

Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said his agency is considering a plan which would deliver vaccines to Americans through the postal service or at distribution points such as firehouses, in the event of a major flu outbreak or bioterrorist attack. Leavitt also noted his agency plans to purchase 20 million doses of tamiflu to guard against a possible outbreak of avian flu and a further 20 million doses of a vaccine when it becomes available. Leavitt said the agency hopes to refine its delivery system to the point where it is capable of delivering the medicine to 20 million people within 12 hours of an executive order.

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