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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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a series of educational materials related to the vaccine for H1N1 swine flu.

Please click on the link and read the information. CDC updates the page regularly.  The information is practical and easy to read and useful.

Vaccination is the most important primary prevention effort to protect against influenza disease.

You can also read the World Health Organization (WHO) statement on Pandemic Influenza Vacccines: Current Status (including vaccine safety) 

WHO describes the H1N1 vaccine testing procedure.  WHO also lists common H1N1 vaccination side effects

  • soreness, redness and swelling at injection site lasting 1-2 days
  • and in some instances fever, headace and muscle aches lasting 1-2 days 
  • Part of any large vaccination program for millions of people is the constant monitoring of any adverse reactions to the vaccination

In addition, people should also continue to:

  • cover a cough
  • wash hands
  • stay home if you are sick
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