Who is at risk of complications of flu?
•Children younger than 5 years old (under 2 years are especially vulnerable)
•Pregnant women
•People with certain chronic medical conditions including chronic lung problems such as asthma, heart, liver, blood, nervous system, muscular, or metabolic disorders such as diabetes
•People who have immunodeficiency or immuno-suppression, including that caused by medications such as corticosteroids and chemotherapy, or diseases such as HIV/AIDS
•Children ages 6 months to 18 years who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy and who might be at risk for experiencing Reye syndrome after influenza virus infection
•Persons 50 years old or older, particularly 65 years or older
•People who live in settings such as nursing homes, residential schools, and jails.

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1. What is the difference between seasonal flu and this new strain of H1N1?
2. What is novel H1N1 Flu and how is it transmitted?
3. How can I avoid getting infected?
4. What are the symptoms of H1N1 flu?
5. What are considered severe symptoms?
6. What do I do if I have these symptoms?
7. Who is at risk of complications of flu?
8. Should I be tested for H1N1 flu?
9. Is there a vaccine for H1N1 flu?
10. What are the priority groups for getting the novel H1N1 vaccine?
11. How many doses of novel H1N1 vaccine do you need?
12. If I experience flu symptoms, do I need medication?
13. How do you prevent the spread of H1N1 flu?
14. What should I do if someone I live with is sick with flu-like symptoms or someone I live with has the H1N1 flu?
15. Will schools be closed if a lot of children start getting sick?
16. I work with the elderly; should I continue to work with them?