Government Buys More Anthrax Vaccine

1 decade 4 years 2 months ago Friday, May 05 2006 May 5, 2006 Friday, May 05, 2006 5:53:33 PM CDT May 05, 2006 in News
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is ordering up some extra doses of anthrax vaccine -- about five million more doses. That's in addition to the five million doses just delivered by the nation's only licensed anthrax vaccine maker. It's part of an effort to bolster America's stockpile of antidotes against bioweapons. The Lansing-based BioPort Corporation will receive $120 million for the new contract. Funding was awarded under Project BioShield, the 2004 law aimed at developing remedies against biological weapons.

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