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Monday, October 18, 2010

2010 FLU SEASON: DO I NEED TO GET MY SWINE FLU SHOT THIS YEAR?

by JC Leahy, RN, BSN, MA
Sigma Theta Tau's "100 Most Extraordinary Nurses" Award

In 2009, you asked yourself whether or not you needed your Swine Flu (H1N1) flu shot in addition to the regular, seasonal flu innoculation.  This year, however, the H1N1 (Swine Flu) shot is included in the 2010 seasonal flu shot. The 2010-2011 flu vaccine protects against an influenza A H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the 2009 H1N1 virus.

For information for more information about getting a flu shot, see our earlier article.

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