Get the 411 on Swine Flu

Helpful information to point you in the right direction for swine flu answers

Monday, Oct 26, 2009  |  Updated 4:47 PM PDT
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Get the 411 on Swine Flu

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Limited H1N1 vaccines are now available.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday the swine flu vaccine "is coming out the door as fast as it comes off the production line."

But at the same time, she acknowledged delays in getting a sufficient supply for all those demanding it.

"We were relying on the manufacturers to give us their numbers and as soon as we got numbers we put them out to the public. It does appear now that those numbers were overly rosy," Sebelius said in one interview. "We do have a vaccine that works," she said. Sebelius said the immune response is working faster than officials anticipated.

Priority groups for the vaccine include:

  • Pregnant women
  • Young people 6 months to 24 years old
  • Caregivers for children under 6 months of age
  • Health care workers and emergency service personnel
  • Individuals 25-64 with health conditions that put them at higher risk for flu-related complications

Where can you go to get a H1N1 vaccination?

What else should I know about the H1N1:

Other helpful links:

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