Even though Uncle Sam didn't hire a Connecticut company to make the vaccine for the H1N1 virus, they're still preparing it.
Last week the Department of Health and Human Services awarded more than $650 million to three major drug companies - Sanofi Pasteur, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, according to the Hartford Courant.
That doesn’t matter to Protein Sciences Corporation of Meriden has decided to produce 100,000 doses of vaccine for the swine flu by mid-June. The company can’t say for sure when or whether the firm’s vaccine would be sold, or whether it would ever been produced in quantities greater than the 100,000 doses.
The world's swine flu death toll reached 100 this week and the virus has sickened more than 12,000 people.
There is currently no swine flu vaccine for humans.