On October 1, 2009, Mark S. Drapkin, MD, Newton-Wellesley's Associate Chief of Infectious Diseases, offered answers to some of the most common questions about both the seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccines:
Who should get the seasonal flu vaccine?
How can I control the flu with cough/hand hygiene and mask use?
Do flu vaccines increase the risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome?
Why did I still get the flu after I got the flu vaccine?
What is the nasal-spray flu vaccine?
Who's at risk for the H1N1 flu and who should be vaccinated?
Isn't the H1N1 flu vaccine experimental?
Dr. Drapkin talks to the Loren & Wally Morning Radio Show about H1N1
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