Two more people have died of influenza A (H1N1), also known as swine flu, in B.C., the province announced yesterday.
A 19-year-old man with chronic health conditions died at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on July 29 and a child died from the virus in the Interior Health region on July 18.
Dr. Eric Young, the deputy provincial health officer, said more deaths may be possible when the flu season starts.
He said a swine flu vaccine is being developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Quebec and should be in distribution in the fall.
“We’re expecting that the company will have the vaccine ready within the next couple of months for clinical trials,” Young said.