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H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccines

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What is the 2009 H1NI (swine flu) vaccine?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the H1N1 vaccine as an injection and an intranasal spray made by CSL, Sanofi Pasteur, MedImmune and Novartis.

How are the H1N1 vaccines manufactured and are they safe?

The H1N1 vaccines are manufactured using the same vaccine manufacturing processes used for the regular seasonal flu vaccines and the H1N1 vaccines should be as safe and as effective as the regular seasonal flu vaccines.

What are the differences between the H1N1 and regular 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.

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