CDC, major vaccine manufacturers ramp up production of flu shots as the US braces for the potential simultaneous impact of the coronavirus and the seasonal flu
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Major vaccine manufactures are planning to make millions more flu vaccine doses ahead of the fall amid mounting concern from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Vaccine manufacturers are planning to boost production of flu shots by about 10%, making 189 million flu shots in comparison to 170 million last year, The Washington Post reported.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also made an "unprecedented" purchase of 7 million flu vaccine doses for adults — 14 times...

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