Your Health ; In the News 7. 7 Number of U.S. workers, in millions, who hold down more than one job.
; Get your annual flu shot. Seasonal flu vac-
With both seasonal flu and a pan- demic H1N1 strain—the swine flu—poised to strike, many Amer- icans are confused about how to
protect themselves. Here’s what you can do:
U.S. Braces for Seasonal Flu and Swine Flu
cine is available now, and there should be enough
this year to immunize everyone who wants the
shot, says Matthew Davis, M.D., a University of
Michigan vaccination specialist. People over
age 50 and especially those 65 and older are at
increased risk of serious complications from flu.
Davis says it’s a good idea to get the vaccine early,
since later in the season health care workers may
be busy vaccinating against the H1N1 virus.
; Ask your doctor about the swine flu vaccine.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
recommends that those most at risk of getting sick
from swine flu—including all young people age 6
; The Poll
; What is your favor-
ite sporting event?
Ages45-54 55-64 65-plus
20% 18% 12%
Baseball World Series
6% 6% 17 %
Soccer World Cup
4 1 2%
NFL Super Bowl
28% 32% 19%
2 5 10%
; A technician
lifts an egg used
to grow the flu
Survey of 510 adults age 45 and older conducted by ICR
Aug. 27-30, 2009.
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