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How can I get a swine flu jab in London?

I live in London and would like to get vaccinated for swine flu. I am not in a "high risk" group. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by handclaps on Feb 12, 2010 - 13 answers

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

My husband and I have different opinions on whether or not the swine flu vaccine is really necessary for our two kids. What do you reckon? [more inside]
posted by PachaLady on Feb 12, 2010 - 30 answers

How does the CDC measure the spread of H1N1?

There's no special place to turn up if you think you've got the swine flu to be tested or otherwise counted--hospitals and clinics tell people to just stay home unless they are having actual health complications. How is the CDC able to say that 22 million people have been infected with H1N1 when if you don't have to be hospitalized, nobody will even test you for it?
posted by autoclavicle on Nov 13, 2009 - 18 answers

Good flu websites for bad flu times?

What online resources would you recommend – and NOT recommend – for the H1N1-worried? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on Oct 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Can swine flu jump?

I have a meeting shortly with someone who will have just come from her sister's bedside; the sister has the swine flu. I am pregnant and wondering if I am being overly cautious to want to cancel. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by pipti on Oct 28, 2009 - 17 answers

Can employers tell people when employees are sick?

My employer just asked us to contact HR if any of our employees are diagnosed with H1N1 flu. Is this allowable under HIPAA? [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Are there different flu vaccines for Chinese people and roundeyes?

Asking for my sister-in-law: is the swine flu vaccine formulation given to people in China (Shanghai) the same as the US version? [more inside]
posted by Wet Spot on Oct 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Infant: H1N1 flu vaccine now or wait for preservative-free version

Is it worth delaying H1N1 swine flu vaccination for an 8-month-old infant to get the preservative-free version? [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Oct 23, 2009 - 52 answers

mystery diagnosis

Did the hospital save my blood samples and could they be retested? Would swine flu cause a positive test for regular flu? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Oct 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Guinea Pig Flu

Our 13 month old has been invited to participate in a clinical trial to see how the swine flu virus and the regular flu virus react in small children. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by IanMorr on Sep 17, 2009 - 22 answers

flufilter....

With all this flu talk, it got me wondering...I got a really bad case of it back in March. (Doctor confirmed.) Could it possibly have been of the swine variety? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Sep 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Is the H1N1 vaccine inherently more dangerous?

Swine flu vaccine question: If I've gotten the seasonal flu vaccine in the past without any complications, does this mean that I don't have to worry about the "Guillain-Barre syndrome" that hit people in 1976? Or will the H1N1 vaccine be formulated differently that the seasonal flu vaccine? This question is prompted by this article... [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Aug 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Should I be worried about my mom?

YANMDfilter: Do these swine-flu-like symptoms require a trip to the emergency room? [more inside]
posted by alona on Aug 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Would the h1n1 test show positive after being sick?

Would an h1n1 test show a positive result on a person that had the flu weeks ago but is not currently sick? [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on Jun 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Is there anything else I can do? If not, help me let it go.

Is there any further action I can take to recoup the financial loss and and deal with the emotional frustration resulting from my university's swine-flu-panic decision to cancel a much-anticipated field research opportunity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2009 - 6 answers

How would a big HMO like Kaiser handle a pandemic?

I'm sure Kaiser Permanente and other major HMOs have plans related to a potential pandemic, and how they would try to protect their customers' health and/or minimize financial losses. Have the plans themselves been published or leaked? Has anything summarizing those plans been published anywhere?
posted by salvia on Apr 29, 2009 - 7 answers

What if the swine flew south?

I've been tasked with overseeing some of the swine flu preparations in my workplace. Help? [more inside]
posted by papafrita on Apr 28, 2009 - 19 answers

What's all the pandemic about?

Swine flu has given rise to a whole lot more speculation about a coming pandemic than SARS did. Why?
posted by kitcat on Apr 27, 2009 - 28 answers

Why The Mixture?

Current Events Science Filter: Both the AP and Reuters are reporting that the Swine flu actually "contains DNA from avian, swine and human viruses, including elements from European and Asian swine viruses." Can someone please explain to me how such a mixture is possible? Thanks.
posted by ornate insect on Apr 26, 2009 - 7 answers

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