“The production of H5N1 vaccine locally developed recently in our country is increased and the compulsory vaccination of it to whole poultry flocks is being done,” said Ri Kyong Gun, director of the North’s Veterinary and Anti-Epidemic Department.
Ri did not say when the H5N1 vaccine was developed or how effective it is.
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Quarantine workers at the farm were seen giving vaccine shots to chickens.
“Our chicken farm is taking thorough measures to ban contacts from outside, control vehicles and people coming in and out of the farm and vaccinate whole poultry flocks,” said Jo Yong Pil, head of the farm’s veterinary control team.