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Flu Vaccine Supply Cut in Half

One of the nation's two makers of flu vaccine has lost its license, and 48 million doses of the company's vaccine will be destroyed. Due to the unexpected shortage, healthy Americans are encouraged to delay or skip getting shots so that enough will be available for the elderly and those most at risk. Hear NPR's Richard Knox.

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Richard Knox
Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.