Early Results: In Children, 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Works Like Seasonal Flu Vaccine – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Early results from a trial testing a 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in children look promising.
Dr. Fauci: The initial results are encouraging.
Narrator: Dr. Anthony Fauci is director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Fauci: The trial is testing two different dosages (15 versus 30 micrograms) and evaluating the immune response to one and two doses.
Narrator: Dr. Fauci says that a single does is expected to be protective in the majority of 10- to 17-year olds; and children from 6-months to 9-years old may require two doses. He adds this is similar to the season flu vaccine. For details on 2009 H1N1 and flu vaccines, visit www.flu.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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