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Content Updated: November 21, 2009
The H1N1 flu vaccine has been released in limited quantities in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is sponsoring several H1N1 vaccine clinics across the state. Please go to www.H1N1inPa.com for more information. The Chester County Health Department also sponsors community H1N1 vaccine clinics. Go to dsf.chesco.org and click on H1N1 information for additional details. Keep in touch with your healthcare provider to determine if and when they expect to receive the vaccine.
The seasonal flu vaccine is available through physician offices, at many local pharmacies and through the Department of Health. However, many places are reporting a lack of or shortage of supply of the seasonal flu vaccine.
The Chester County Hospital is not a public distributor of influenza vaccine.
This new type of influenza, which is different from the seasonal flu we see each year, is occurring across the United States and throughout the world. It is a type of influenza A virus known as novel H1N1.
What can I do to stay well?
First and most important: wash your hands. Alcohol-based hand gels are also effective. Try to stay in good general health... get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
What can I do to protect myself from H1N1 influenza?
There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Take these steps to protect your health:
Should I see my healthcare provider?
Please schedule an appointment with your physician if you:
Last Updated: 12/8/2009