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on H1N What?
I am confused about what is recommended for H1N1 vaccine. My insurance company says that they are recommending that all members of my family get the H1N1 vaccine when it is available, and my doctor's office is saying that only those in the age range of 16 to 24 years are recommended to get the vaccine.
My husband and I are both 42, and our kids are 7 and 11. What's the best course of action here? Why might the MD be recommending that such a narrow range of ages get the vaccine? If the idea is to keep as many working people from getting the virus as possible (in order to keep industry going and not have massive absenteeism due to the illness), why would they not be recommending that only these young people (who do not make up the majority of the working population) get the vaccine?
Or perhaps the real impetus behind the vaccine is to simply prevent the most severe cases?
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