As we reported last week, it's important to receive the seasonal flu shot, whether or not the H1N1 vaccine is available or recommended for you. It won't prevent swine flu, but it will keep you from coming down with both types of flu simultaneously.
Pregnant women have been especially hard-hit by swine flu, according to a recent AP article. Although the virus has been relatively mild for most people, pregnant women are around four times as likely to be hospitalized with complications. Vaccinations can be a tough sell during pregnancy, as NPR reported recently, but the dangers may outweigh the risks in this case.
As always, stay tuned to Corporate Wellness Insights and the CDC's H1N1 site for the latest.