The combination of the decrease in H1N1 flu incidence and deaths, combined with abundant vaccine has led to a marked fall off in getting H1N1 vaccination. It seems when health clinics were in short supply of the vaccine, everyone wanted it. My how times have changed. The vaccine supplies initially seemed to trickle in despite the promises to have anticipated amounts arrive by early fall. In the last 2 months H1N1 vaccine has been at a surplus in many clinics and pharmacies.
H1N1 is not much talked about as other headliners lead the way in the day to day media. Yet there are individuals all over the country that continue to contract this potentially deadly virus and on occasion succumb to the worst of consequences (death). There have been 13,000 deaths worldwide leading some to believe H1N1 falls grossly short of being a pandemic. But according to Dr. Fukuda of the World Health Organization, H1N1 indeed is in pandemic proportions. A pandemic is defined as a worldwide spread of disease. Although this pandemic has not been as severe as others, the potential for escalation of death rates persists as long as it hangs around.
Get vaccinated if you are more than 6 months of age and not allergic to previous flu vaccination or egg. There is a way to get the flu vaccine despite being egg allergic (see below).
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