H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) (cont.)
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The flu vaccine can help prevent you from getting H1N1 flu. The vaccine helps the body build immunity against the H1N1 flu virus. The vaccine causes your immune system to make antibodies. Then if you are exposed to the flu later, the antibodies can attack and destroy the virus. People who most need the vaccine include:2
There are two types of the flu vaccine: a shot, and a nasal spray that you breathe in through your nose. The nasal spray vaccine cannot be given to pregnant women and people with certain health problems, because it contains a weakened but live form of the virus. But these groups can get the flu shot. Check with your doctor or local health department to find out which type of vaccine is best for you.
Here are some other things you can do to keep from getting sick:
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