Early Results: In Children, 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Works Like Seasonal Flu Vaccine – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A trial in healthy children 6-months to 17-years old, is showing that the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine is acting just like the seasonal flu vaccine. Dr. Anthony Fauci, at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says that a single does of the vaccine generates an immune response that is expected to be protective in the majority of 10- to 17- year-olds.
Dr. Fauci: The response in younger children is less robust, but that is not unexpected, as this is the case with seasonal flu vaccines as well.
Narrator: He says two doses may be required for children 6-months to 9-years old. For details, 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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