Thursday, January 14, 2010

H1N1 - 2009

It's all about "herd-immunity". Most people over 49 years of age have an immunity to H1N1 and when the vaccine first came out they were not the first to get the vaccines. Now when plenty of doses are available, everyone is recommended to get it. The fewer people who get H1N1 flu this season means the fewer chances the virus has of mutating to a more virulent strain. Seems I recall that the second year during the great pandemic of the last century was the most deadly year.

Here is a link to the story about "I had a little bird who's name was Inza"

Today I stopped by the Wake County Health Department and visited their H1N1 clinic. The folks there were extremely well organized, very friendly, and I enjoyed the visit. Here is a view of my brand new 'shot-card'. I've not had a 'shot-card' since 1965 when I was in the US Navy.

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