Saturday, May 25, 2013
A vaccine for H1N1 is under testing and if all goes well, it may be available for public somewhere in mid-October. They will be provided to the general public with a certain priority. Health workers, pregnant women, and people with a higher chance of infection and/or more chances of complications will be given higher preference.
As governments the world over are preparing to handle a higher number of patients and making more medical facilities available for the public, here is what you and I can do to tackle Swine Flu -
- Wash hands with a disinfectant hand wash many times a day. Avoid bar soaps, use liquid soaps in public places.
- Sneeze and cough etiquette has never been more important than now. When in classes or anywhere in the school with people around, be extra careful.
- During the time it takes to get the H1N1 vaccine declared safe for humans and mass produced, take extra care. Get a seasonal flu vaccine as soon as it is available in your school/university or a nearby clinic.
- Buy medical insurance, if you don't already have it. Like they say, better safe than sorry.