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.