The agency has reportedly approved a vaccination for H1N1.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – The Food and Drug Administration has granted its approval for a vaccination for the 2009 H1N1 influenza strain, or what is commonly referred to as swine flu. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the swine flu vaccination is expected to be available in limited supply early October, with mass shipments becoming available later in the month.
As noted by the AP, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, recently told Congress the vaccines will be administered at as many as 90,000 sites, including schools and health care clinics across the country.
As further noted in the report, the government has suggested that pregnant women, people the age 24 and younger, those under 65 with conditions such as heart disease or asthma, and health care workers should especially consider getting the vaccine due to their increased risk of developing more serious complication from the virus.
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