Resume Licking Pigs: FDA Approves Swine Flu Vaccines

Line up, Americans! The FDA has approved swine flu (H1N1) vaccines from four different manufacturers. Like seasonal flu vaccines, they’re available to anyone who visits their doctor and asks for a shot. Who should make sure they get the shot ASAP, though?

  • Pregnant women.
  • People who live with or care for infants under 6 months.
  • Health-care and emergency medical workers.
  • Children and adults between 6 months and 24 years old.
  • People age 25 to 64 years old with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems.

Experts have discovered that most people over 65 already have immunity—likely because of a similar flu strain decades ago. Those old people, always planning ahead.

FDA approves swine flu vaccines [Consumer Reports Health]


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