Worried about Flu Vaccines? You're Not Alone
The only thing I'm worried about is the possibility (a big one, at this point) of my high-risk son getting swine flu before the vaccine is available to him.
that's an interesting spin.
honestly,i'm a bit surprised by how fast a vaccine was developed on a virus so new.
It's a flu virus. They create new vaccines for flu every single year, because flu is a quickly mutating family of viruses. The seasonal flu vaccine is developed the same way--by scientists gathering data in the spring as to the most prevelant strains and guessing which ones will make a strong comeback showing in the fall.
The only real difference here is that the 2009 H1N1 (which is different from the seasonal flu strain also known as H1N1) is a known entity and its vaccine was developed for it specifically.
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