Is the H1N1 vaccine the same as the flu vaccine?

Is the H1N1 vaccine the same as the flu vaccine?

The difference between regular flu vaccines and H1N1 vaccines is the virus that is used in the manufacturing process. Regular flu vaccine does not contain components of the 2009 H1N1 virus. Regular flu vaccines do not protect against H1N1, and H1N1 vaccines will not protect against the regular flu.

How many H1N1 vaccines were given?

One or more doses of 2009 H1N1 vaccine were administered to 29.1 million children (95% CI 28.5–29.7 million) and 51.5 million adults (95% CI 50.6–52.4 million), for an estimated 80.8 million (95% CI 79.6–82.0 million) 2009 H1N1 vaccinees during October 2009 through May 2010.

Who should not get H1N1 vaccine?

But it is especially important for certain groups of people to get vaccinated. If you have certain underlying health conditions—such as asthma, heart disease, or diabetes—or if you’re pregnant, you’re at greater risk of complications from flu. If you’re over 65, you’re also at risk of complications.

What is the current influenza vaccine?

CDC recommends use of any licensed, age-appropriate influenza vaccine during the 2021-2022 influenza season. Available influenza vaccines include quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine [IIV4], recombinant influenza vaccine [RIV4], or live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4).

What percent of people got H1N1 vaccine?

“[With H1N1], it was harder to get the vaccines to adults [than] it was to children.” In spite of the hurdles, the CDC estimated that from October 2009 through May 2010, 27 percent of Americans over the age of 6 months were vaccinated against H1N1, including 34 percent of the high-priority groups.

Who should take H1N1 vaccine?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of one dose of vaccine against 2009 H1N1 influenza virus for persons 10 years of age and older. For children who are 6 months through 9 years of age, two doses of the vaccine are recommended. These two doses should be separated by 4 weeks.

How long is the swine flu vaccine effective?

Summary: Individuals who get the flu vaccine lose their immunity to the H1N1 influenza virus in about two years, according to a new analysis. People who get the flu vaccine lose their immunity to the H1N1 influenza virus in about two years, according to an analysis led by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Do we still vaccinate for H1N1?

Vaccines to protect against 2009 H1N1 are widely available. CDC is now encouraging everyone to get vaccinated against 2009 H1N1, including people 65 years and older.

Was the H1N1 vaccine mandatory?

Our study hospital instituted a mandatory employee influenza vaccination policy for the 2009-2010 influenza season during the highly publicized pandemic of the H1N1 “Swine Flu.” Under this mandate there was no informed declination option, and termination of employment was the consequence for noncompliance.

Who makes the flu vaccine 2021?

Influenza Vaccine for the 2021-2022 Season

Manufacturer Total Number of Lots Released by FDA
FluLaval Quadrivalent ID Biomedical Corporation of Quebec 48
FluMist Quadrivalent MedImmune, LLC 6
Fluzone High Dose Quadrivalent Sanofi Pasteur, Inc 34
Fluzone Quadrivalent Sanofi Pasteur, Inc. 39

Do I need swine flu vaccine every year?

For more information on flu tests, see Influenza Diagnostic Testing During the 2009-2010 Flu Season. Any immunity from 2009 H1N1 influenza infection or vaccination will not provide protection against seasonal influenza. All people who want protection from seasonal flu should still get their seasonal influenza vaccine.

Was there a vaccine for H1N1 in 2009?