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A recent survey of American adults found that 76% worried about becoming ill if they had to stay home and take care of the sick during a severe flu pandemic.1
 
  Learn infection control measures. 
  

 

Setting up a Sick Room

Wash hands for 15 seconds with soap and water

infection prevention

Cover a cough or sneeze with tissue

prevent infection

The CDC has issued guidelines for who should receive H1N1 swine flu vaccine when it becomes available. Priorities include:

  • pregnant women
  • people who live with or care for children less than 6 months of age
  • health care and emergency services personnel
  • persons between the ages of 6 months and 24 years of age
  • persons between the ages of 25 through 64 years of age who have chronic illnesses or immune system problems

These groups are at a higher risk for developing disease and complications from H1N1 swine flu.

CDC also recommends that people  obtain the seasonal flu vaccine when it becomes available. 


 

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