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Vaccines are available to protect against 2009 H1N1
influenza.
• These vaccines are made just like seasonal flu vaccines.
• They are expected to be as safe and effective as seasonal flu vaccines.
• They will not prevent “influenza-like” illnesses caused by other viruses.
• They will not prevent seasonal flu. You should also get seasonal influenza vaccine, if you want to be
protected against seasonal flu.

Vaccination information for H1N1 Flu

Vaccines are available to protect against 2009 H1N1 influenza. • These vaccines are made just like seasonal flu vaccines. • They are expected to be as safe and effective as seasonal flu vaccines. • They will not prevent “influenza-like” illnesses caused by other viruses. • They will not prevent seasonal flu. You should also get […]

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DOH places first order for H1N1 vaccine; launches Web site

DOH places first order for H1N1 vaccine; launches Web site

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health has begun placing orders with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2009 Novel H1N1 Influenza vaccine.   The CDC has approximately 3 million initial doses of nasal-spray flu vaccine LAIV (FluMist®) available to the nation in this first series of shipments to all states that […]

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Flu tips for asthma patients, parents of patients

Flu tips for asthma patients, parents of patients

MEDIA RELEASE Anyone with asthma is at higher risk for flu-related complications, such as pneumonia. Along with everyone else, if you have asthma you should: * wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing; * cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and throw the […]

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CDC mobile Web site for health information

CDC mobile Web site for health information

MEDIA RELEASE CDC’s health information is now available on your mobile device.  Visit m.cdc.gov on your mobile phone or PDA for information on seasonal flu, H1N1 flu, public health emergencies, and more. Sign up now to have important CDC information about H1N1 flu and other topics delivered directly to your mobile phone.  This site is […]

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FDA Approves Vaccines for 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus

FDA Approves Vaccines for 2009 H1N1 Influenza Virus

MEDIA RELEASE Approval Provides Important Tool to Fight Pandemic The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved four vaccines against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The vaccines will be distributed nationally after the initial lots become available, which is expected within the next four weeks. “Today’s approval is good news for […]

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Only 3 more days until voting ends!

Vote until 11:59 p.m. EDT September 16th on your favorite video and help decide the winner of the Flu.gov PSA contest. The winner gets $2,500 and will be featured on national television. See Contest Details

2009 Flu Prevention PSA Contest – Voting ends soon!

Only 3 more days until voting ends! Vote until 11:59 p.m. EDT September 16th on your favorite video and help decide the winner of the Flu.gov PSA contest. The winner gets $2,500 and will be featured on national television. See Contest Details

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We are encouraged by reports that are now emerging from various clinical trials of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines, conducted by various vaccine manufacturers. We expect additional companies to announce their preliminary trial results shortly. The early data from these trials indicate that 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines are well tolerated and induce a strong immune response in most healthy adults when administered in a single unadjuvanted 15-microgram dose.

Clinical trials with H1N1 Flu vaccines going well

We are encouraged by reports that are now emerging from various clinical trials of 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines, conducted by various vaccine manufacturers. We expect additional companies to announce their preliminary trial results shortly. The early data from these trials indicate that 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines are well tolerated and induce a strong immune response […]

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Federal guidelines for H1N1 in schools offer options

Federal guidelines for H1N1 in schools offer options

MEDIA RELEASE Updated federal guidelines offer state and local public health and school officials a range of options for responding to 2009 H1N1 influenza in schools, depending on how severe the flu may be in their communities.  The guidance says officials should balance the risk of flu in their communities with the disruption that school […]

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CDC advisors make recommendations for use of vaccine against Novel H1N1

CDC advisors make recommendations for use of vaccine against Novel H1N1

MEDIA RELEASE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met today to make recommendations for use of vaccine against novel influenza A (H1N1). The committee met to develop recommendations on who should receive vaccine against novel influenza A (H1N1) when it becomes available, and to determine which groups of the […]

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Novel H1N1 influenza vaccine: Questions & Answers

Novel H1N1 influenza vaccine: Questions & Answers

MEDIA RELEASE Q. What are the plans for developing novel H1N1 vaccine? A. Vaccines are the most powerful public health tool for control of influenza, and the U.S. government is working closely with manufacturers to take steps in the process to manufacture a novel H1N1 vaccine. Working together with scientists in the public and private […]

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FDA authorizes emergency use of another test for 2009 H1N1 influenza virus

FDA authorizes emergency use of another test for 2009 H1N1 influenza virus

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a another diagnostic test for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, whose spread has caused the virus to be characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The EUA for the Focus Diagnostics Influenza H1N1 (2009) […]

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Third Hawaii H1N1 death identified as Big Isle woman

Third Hawaii H1N1 death identified as Big Isle woman

Media releases compiled by Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor The state Department of Health has confirmed the state’s third and the first neighbor island swine-flu related death. The woman, who died July 7 at Kona Community Hospital, has been identified at Donna Altamirano, 51, of Kealakekua. The Big Island resident is one of 263 swine flu-related […]

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Dept of Health confirms second death involving H1N1 Flu

Dept of Health confirms second death involving H1N1 Flu

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – The state Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed novel H1N1 influenza infection in an adult male who died July 10 at Queen’s Medical Center. He was in his late 40’s and also had underlying medical conditions. The Oahu resident is the second death in Hawai‘i associated with the new flu strain […]

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DOH confirms first Hawaii death involving H1N1 flu

DOH confirms first Hawaii death involving H1N1 flu

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health has confirmed novel H1N1 influenza infection likely contributed to underlying medical conditions that caused the death of an adult in her late 60’s on June 19 at Tripler Army Medical Center.   The Oahu resident is the first death in Hawaii associated with the new flu strain and […]

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