Betty on the News: Ordinary Flu Shot May Protect Against H1N1
The seasonal flu vaccine may offer some protection against the swine flu as well, new research suggests.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
The ordinary flu vaccine may offer some protection against swine flu, a new study suggests.
Researchers in Mexico found that people who had been vaccinated against seasonal flu were far less likely to be sick or to die from the H1N1 virus than people who had not received the regular flu shot.
Although the researchers cautioned that the seasonal vaccine in no way should replace the swine flu vaccination, the findings do offer some hope to countries where the H1N1 vaccine is in short supply. (Fox News)