Your Flu Shot This Year Will Be An All In One

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As anticipated, the flu vaccine for the approaching flu season will protect against three strains of flu, including the 2009 H1N1 pandemic swine flu strain, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday.
Your Flu Shot This Year Will Be An All In One
The news comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have announced expanded recommendations that advocate everyone older than six months get a seasonal flu shot.

Since the 2009 H1N1 flu came out after production had began on last year’s seasonal flu vaccine, two separate vaccines were needed last season to protect against seasonal flu and the 2009 H1N1 virus.

Seniors, pregnant women, people with chronic illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease, and healthcare professionals, are viewed at high-risk of having serious flu-related complications. The CDC advises that it is particularly crucial for high-risk groups, as well as people who care for those at high-risk, to get a flu vaccine each flu season.

Infection and detection of the H1N1 virus endured from spring into summer, with levels of outpatient visits for influenza-like sickness staying elevated throughout the summer months.

The World Health Organization (WHO) stated pandemic and seasonal flu activity across the world is down, but stated activity is growing in a few parts of the Southern Hemisphere, with substantial action still happening in certain tropical areas, such as India.

Health officials recommend people to begin getting flu vaccination as soon as it’s available in their area.

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