Over 70,000 inoculated against A/H1N1 flu in Macao

A total of 72,566 people in Macao have been inoculated with the A/H1N1 vaccines so far, Macao"e;s Health Bureau announced on Wednesday.

Some 3,016 people were inoculated with the vaccines on Wednesday alone, and the Bureau started the inoculation in late November last year.

Chui Sai On, the chief executive of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), along with many officials of the SAR government have been inoculated with the vaccines, and Chui also called for local people to get inoculated, saying it was the most efficient way to stop the flu from spreading.

The SAR government has purchased a total of 700,000 doses of A/H1N1 vaccines, and local medical staff, children, old people and patients with chronic illness were among the group of local people who were firstly inoculated with these vaccines.

According to the statistics from the Health Bureau, there were no new A/H1N1 flu cases reported in local hospitals by Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua