August 21, 2009 | 1:39 pm
Posted by Albert Fuchs, M.D.
Our office just received our first batch of influenza vaccines, so it’s time for the annual flu shot post.
The seasonal flu vaccine does not protect against novel H1N1 (swine) flu. Availability of the swine flu vaccine is still at least a couple of months away, and I’ll write about it in more detail when it becomes available.
This year the CDC is recommending flu vaccination for the following people:
The following people should not receive the vaccine:
So if you should receive the vaccine call your doctor’s office (or your local pharmacy or your workplace vaccination program) and get your flu shot.
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