The fear of swine flu, the H1N1 virus, has decreased. A few months ago, the swine flu pandemic was front page news all over the world. Everyone was worried that he might be struck by this dreaded H1N1 virus. Many schools were closed and many people avoided public places like the ‘plague’. Experts, however, warn us to brace ourselves for an avalanche of H1N1 this fall. Vaccine manufacturers are working ‘feverishly’ to develop an effective vaccine.Will there be enough vaccine for everyone?Not at first. Experts expect that 120 million doses will be available by October, hardly enough to cover all those at risk. In addition, this supply is less than it appear since 2 shots will be recommended for protection. However, vaccine manufacturers may not need to cover all those at risk since, in the past, most folks who need a vaccine or a screening medical test don’t bother to get it. For example, only 40% of Americans and 15% of pregnant women who should receive the regular seasonal ‘flu shot’ actually receive it. As H1N1 vaccine production continues over the next several months, there should be enough for all those who need it and are willing to receive it.If… Read full this story
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