As the CDC held its latest weekly H1N1 flu press briefing today (watch the briefing here), public fears continued to abound. Some people worry about getting the flu, or about not being able to get the H1N1 vaccine soon enough due to shortages. Others, unfortunately, are hung up on whether the H1N1 vaccine is safe. They worry more about getting the flu shot than getting the flu. The H1N1 vaccine has been tested for safety! It is made the same way the seasonal flu vaccine is made! If “swine flu” had appeared earlier in the year it might even have been included in the seasonal flu shot! If you are still finding yourself doubting the safety of the H1N1 vaccine, here is yet another rational, reasonable voice from the New York Times to try to convince you, “Fearing a Flu Vaccine, and Wanting More of It.”

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