What are the priority groups for getting the novel H1N1 vaccine?
DSHS recommends that the novel H1N1 flu vaccine be made available first to the following groups which are most likely to get the flu, have complications from flu, and/or play a key role in caring for people with flu (order of target groups does not indicate priority).
•Pregnant women
•Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than six months of age
•Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel
•All peoples six months through 24 years of age
•Persons aged 25 to 64 years of age who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza disease

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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?