CDC Issues Recommendations On Swine Flu Vaccinations
POSTED: Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 7:03am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 10:29pm
New information to report on swine flu vaccinations. Experts have decided who should be first in line to get the shots once they're available to the public.
Pregnant women, health care workers and children six months and older will be the first priority.
Also on the top of the list: parents and care givers of infants, non-elderly adults who have high risk medical conditions and young adults ages 19-24.
As it turns out, the elderly are not considered a high risk group for swine flu because the number of cases reported in our older population has been lower than what we see with the normal flu. Some experts believe the elderly simply have more immunity to it.
Keep in mind the swine flu vaccine is a series of two shots that should be available some time this fall. Experts will also recommend the regular flu vaccine that is offered every year.