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Monday July 15th 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Flu’

H1N1 Flu: Prevention, and Vaccine

by Kristen Godfrey and Sarah Ekerholm The seasonal influenza vaccine is now available; if you would like to lessen your chance of getting the seasonal flu, you should get the vaccine. Getting a vaccination in the fall gives your body a chance to build up immunity and protect itself from the flu virus. It is important to note that the seasonal flu vaccine will not protect against H1N1 influenza. There is no vaccine available yet for H1N1, but it is expected that the vaccine will be available sometime in October. If you are among the following groups, it is recommended that you receive the H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available: pregnant women, health-care and emergency services personnel, people who are 6 months through 24 years old, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months and people age 25 through 64 who have chronic health conditions. Currently, the H1N1 influenza symptoms have been similar to seasonal influenza and have not been severe. However, there [...]

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