Countdown: H1N1 Vaccine Details, NY State

By Amber Gristak

According to an 11 o’clock report on Brooklyn News 12, health official’s worry that there could be three separate flu seasons. This worry comes as the Federal Drug Administration pushes to calm the nerves of Americans who are concerned about the lack of testing held on the vaccine.

“Health Care Workers are
Required to Get the Shot,”
said Commissioner Richard Gaines.

Children under 6-months cannot receive the H1N1 vaccine

Children under 6-months cannot receive the H1N1 vaccine

Within a few days, New York State will launch the first H1N1 vaccine shots. “Health Care Workers are required to get the shot,” said Commissioner Richard Gaines.

According to the same report, people who get priority include caretakers for children that under six months, Children six years to 21, Children with Asthma and others. It is important to note that children under 6 months cannot get the vaccine.

As far as dosage administration of the vaccine goes, children who are nine years of age and younger will get two doses, four weeks apart. People who are older than nine years old will receive one shot.

Americans are still waiting for a public release of vaccine ingredients. Earlier this week, the United Kingdom announced its H1N1 vaccine contains mercury-based ingredient, Thimersol.

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