Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A(H1N1) Vaccine

According to wiki.answers.com; A(H1N1) is similar to Swine flu. Swine influenza (swine flu) is caused by type A influenza virus and gives pigs the flu. Swine flu viruses cause regular outbreaks of flu in pigs but death is infrequent. The viruses may circulate among pigs throughout the year, but most outbreaks occur during the late fall and winter months similar to outbreaks in humans. The classical swine flu virus (an influenza type A H1N1 virus) was first isolated from a pig in 1930.

Last Friday afternoon, we were informed that there is an ongoing free A(H1N1) Vaccination at the Conference Room near Chief Nurse's Office. We got a free shot of A(H1N1) Vaccine that day and we're glad that we have protection against the H1N1 and seasonal flu especially now that the rainy season is already here in which our skin is prone to infections during this weather.