POSTED: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 9:01am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:34pm
Healthy toddlers are the priority for the needle free H1N1 vaccine right now, but eventually school children will be able to get the H1N1 vaccine.
We visited with parents and students at Cummings Middle school to see if they plan on getting their kids the shot. The parents and students we talked to say they are a little worried about the vaccine and are not sure what they'll do when it is available.
Many across the nation have concerns over the safety of the H1N1 vaccine.
A new poll finds nearly 70% of Americans are either on the fence, or definitely not, getting vaccinated. Health officials say there is no difference between the seasonal flu shot and the H1N1 vaccine. The H1N1 shot is made the same way as the seasonal flu shot, and has gone through additional clinical trials.
Every vaccine batch is cleared by the FDA before it is shipped and experts say no corners are being cut during the manufacturing process. The virus continues to impact mostly children and young adults. Health officials suggest everyone from 6 months up to 24 years of age get the vaccine, along with pregnant women, healthcare workers, people with underlying health conditions and those caring for children younger than 6 months old.