Israel moves to stop delivery of more H1N1 flu vaccines

JERUSALEM —There are currently 4.6 million doses in the country as only 700,000 have been used, The Jerusalem Post reported Feb. 9.

Because of the very low demand for H1N1 flu vaccine — less than a tenth of the population has gone for the 7.3 million doses ordered — the Health Ministry has asked that the last 2 million of them not be shipped to Israel.

The company will give the ministry credit for these vaccines, the ministry said.

It is not known whether the purchased vaccines will be usable for more than a year.