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SEASONAL FLU VACCINE
NOTE: Your own doctor may be your best option for getting seasonal flu vaccine. Many health care providers have received supplies of seasonal flu vaccine, while other providers are still waiting to receive their vaccines. Providers will continue to receive vaccines in the coming weeks, and vaccination for seasonal flu will continue through November and December, in time to provide protection against the seasonal flu.
The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced today that it has not yet received additional seasonal influenza vaccine. Individuals are advised that they may be innoculated with seasonal vaccine as late as December or even January with great effectiveness. Peak for influenza activity tends to be in February. Many local providers are also experiencing vaccine supply delays.
Regarding H1N1 vaccine, residents can and may receive this vaccine prior to seasonal influenza vaccine.
The Cattaraugus County Health Department announced today that additional supplies of Seasonal Influenza vaccine are expected to arrive at any time. Several Clinics were provided to the public in the month of September, however, until the next shipment of vaccine arrives, the Health Department strongly encourages those who have not yet received their seasonal vaccine, to contact their own medical providers.
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Update October 1, 2009: The clinics are being postponed due to the fact that the Health Department's total supply of Influenza Vaccine has not been received. The additional supply of vaccine should be received next week and clinics will be rescheduled immediately.
Many people are wondering what the differences are between seasonal flu and novel H1N1 flu (Swine Flu). Novel H1N1 flu is caused by a new virus that is different from the seasonal flu we usually see each fall and winter. The virus that causes the seasonal flu changes a little bit each year, but the changes are small and people have some resistance to the virus. This year, the flu virus that is spreading is new and different enough so that many people, especially younger people, do not have much resistance.
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