Since There Is A Shortage Of H1n1 Vaccine — Will Your Family Be Denied Swine Flu

Medicine As we leave summer behind and our days get shorter and the evenings cooler, we are reminded that fall is upon us. With autumn and winter .es the flu season. This year, 2009, many people are worried about the H1N1 virus,or swine flu, because of a reported shortage of H1N1 vaccine. Since the Health Department of the United States has ordered 120 million doses of H1N1 vaccine, it is obvious that they view the swine flu virus as a serious health risk. They are now reporting, however, that only 45 million doses will be available when flu season begins in October. That means 2/3 of the population will not be covered. According to an August 18, 2009 news release by Reuters, the problem lies with the production .panies. Insufficient capacity has caused a logjam. Dr. Robin Robinson, of the Department of Health and Human Services said: "We’re trying to bring on more manufacturing…hopefully, there are ways to bring that number up. As it now stands, there will be a shortage of H1N1 vaccine, and the supply will be inadequate to cover the population. Some type of rationing will be put in place,with the first inoculations going to the people most in need of them. This group includes pregnant woman, children below age four, and public health workers. What are the stakes? There could be 30,000 to 90,000 deaths caused by the H1N1 virus this flu season according to the White House Council for Science. Experts predict the swine flu vaccination program will be the largest mass vaccination in history. Are public health officials concerned? Naturally. They are worried that people who do not receive vaccinations will be.e ill, and possibly casualties of this virus. The World Health Organization has declared a pandemic. The H1N1 virus is thus affecting the entire globe, not just the United States. US health officials hope to increase the number of dosages to approximately 80,000,000 by early November. Even at that, the number is still short and the flu season is well under way. Yes, there is definitely a shortage of H1N1 vaccine. As we go into this flu season, avoid public places like schools and large public buildings whenever you possibly can. Do your best to stay away from people who are coughing or sneezing. Practice ritual hand washing with soap and hot water. When a sink is not available, use hand sanitizers. And if you be.e ill, stay home! Isolate yourself or your sick family members so that they will not infect others! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: