Should someone with lupus get the H1N1 vaccine?

Answer If you have an underlying condition that is compromising your immune system, like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, you should not take the intranasal spray vaccine which does contain a live but weaken... Read More »

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What are the differences between the 1976 H1N1 vaccine and the 2009 H1N1 vaccine?

The ingredients and manufacturing process for the 2009 A-H1N1/09 vaccine are entirely different than those in 1976. Besides the virus strain being entirely different, the method to "grow" it is dif... Read More »

How quickly does the H1N1 vaccine protect you from H1N1?

In 8 to 10 days after the vaccination in healthy adults and children over 10 years old who have mature immune systems. It takes children, under age 10 down to infants 6 months old, longer because ... Read More »

Is it safe for your child to get the H1N1 vaccine between his 1st and 2nd dose of the seasonal flu vaccine?

Yes, if they are getting both vaccines by injections. That timing of the two kinds of vaccinations (seasonal flu shot and swine flu shot) is not a problem, in fact they could be given at the same t... Read More »

Is another term for H1N1 Swine Flu vaccine Pneumococcal vaccine?

No, the "pneumonia vaccine" is to protect against several types of pneumonia that are common and will not protect against the A-H1N1/09 virus. See related questions below.