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Swine first
January 2010
What’s the reason for giving the H1N1 vaccine before the regular flu vaccine? T.R. Carscadden, Lively, ON
These vaccines can be given independently in any order or concomitantly. Given the expected major risk from H1N1 this year, and limited immunization resources, many jurisdictions elected to opt for prioritizing the pandemic H1N1 vaccine first.
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