We'll get an update on the spread of H1N1 influenza around the world, what researchers are finding out about the disease, and progress towards vaccines.
This week, health officials said that they planned to have H1N1 vaccine available in early fall. Recommendations for who should take priority in immunization efforts are different than those for traditional seasonal influenza. Rather than focusing vaccination efforts on the elderly, the CDC says that the H1N1 vaccine should first go to a group of people including:
- pregnant women
- people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age
- health care and emergency services personnel
- persons between the ages of 6 months through 24 years of age
- people from ages 25 through 64 years who are at higher risk for novel H1N1 because of chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems
We'll get the latest on public health recommendations and research efforts.
Produced by Christopher Intagliata, Associate Senior Producer