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What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
There is no vaccine available right now to protect against 2009 H1N1 virus. However, a 2009 H1N1 vaccine is currently in production and may be ready for the public in the fall. As always, a vaccine will be available to protect against seasonal influenza.
Get a pneumonia shot to prevent secondary infection if you are over the age of 65 or have a chronic illness such as diabetes or asthma. For specific guidelines, talk to your health care provider or call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Hotline at 1-800-232-4636.
Take these everyday steps to protect your health:
Follow the same actions that you take to prevent any flu—stay healthy yourself and avoid the germs and viruses spread by people who are sick with the flu.
Other important actions that you can take are:
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Flu.gov - Know What to Do About the Flu (One-stop access to U.S. Government H1N1, avian and pandemic flu information.)
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