3 things you need to know: H1N1 Vaccine

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1. Afraid of shots?
The vaccine comes either as a shot (in the arm) or as a nasal spray.

2. What if I already got the seasonal flu vaccine?
You will still need to get the H1N1 vaccine; the seasonal flu vaccine will not protect you against the H1N1 virus.

3. Who can get the H1N1 vaccine and when can I get it?
Anyone may receive the vaccine, which was administered starting Oct. 12. The Center for Disease Control, however, has recommended that certain groups get immunized first, such as pregnant women, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age and people between 6 months and 24 years old.

CDC.GOV / SOURCE

 

VOID OF VIRUS: A nurse fills out a pass for a student to go back to class after checking her symptoms. The school has been taking extra precautions to prevent other students from contracting a virus. SHIRLEY CHEN / PHOTO
VOID OF VIRUS: A nurse fills out a pass for a student to go back to class after checking her symptoms. The school has been taking extra precautions to prevent other students from contracting a virus. SHIRLEY CHEN / PHOTO

 

 


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