Thursday, July 30, 2009

CDC Prioritizes H1N1 Vaccine Use

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just provided their recommendations for who is at the top priority to receive the H1N1 vaccine. Please continue to use the CDC website as the official source
  • pregnant women,
  • people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age,
  • health care and emergency services personnel,
  • persons between the ages of 6 months through 24 years of age, and
  • people from ages 25 through 64 years who are at higher risk for novel H1N1 because of chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems.

They also caution that the "novel H1N1 vaccine is not intended to replace the seasonal flu vaccine. It is intended to be used alongside seasonal flu vaccine to protect people. Seasonal flu and novel H1N1 vaccines may be administered on the same day.

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