NIH scientists consider fate of pandemic H1N1 flu virus – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Roughly 183 million Americans have some immunity to the 2009 pandemic H1N1 flu virus. But Dr. Anthony Fauci, at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases advises that everyone older than six months should still get a seasonal flu vaccine this year.
Fauci: So, the new recommendation from the CDC is, unless you have some contraindication, that everyone from six months of age onward should be vaccinated.
Narrator: Dr. Fauci adds that data are getting stronger and stronger that prior exposures or vaccinations to various influenzas do protect to some extent against new strains of influenza, even though they're different. For details on flu and vaccine research visit niaid.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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