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http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/animal/diseases/controlmeasures/avian/directive_avian_en.pdf (page 12 of 114)

17. Vaccination against avian influenza can be an effective tool to supplement disease control measures and to avoid massive killing and destruction of poultry and birds. Current knowledge suggests that vaccination may be useful not only in emergencies but also to prevent disease in situations of higher risk of introduction of avian influenza viruses from wild life or other sources. Provisions should therefore be established for both emergency and protective vaccination.