WHO Director-General Margaret Chan Vaccinated Against H1N1 Flu Virus
World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan has been vaccinated against the swine flu, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, adding that the UN health agency recommends vaccination for everyone.
"We continue to recommend vaccination," Fadela Chaib, WHO spokeswoman told journalists in Geneva.
Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, was vaccinated on December 30, a day after admitting at a news conference that she had not got round to it due to travel and other demands.
"She is feeling very well, working and very busy as usual," WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told a news briefing. "The flu will be with us for a few more months."
H1N1, commonly known as swine flu, has spread to 208 countries and territories, according to WHO which declared an influenza pandemic last June. The virus has officially killed at least 12,220 people, but the true death toll is much higher and could take two years to establish, it says.