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H1N1 Flu Vaccination

Visit the Utah County Health Department website for information on receiving the H1N1 Flu Vaccinations.

H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

H1N1 (referred to as "swine flu" early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. Other countries, including Mexico and Canada, have reported people sick with this new virus. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.

Seasonal Flu:

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Every year in the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and; about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.

2009 Flu Prevention PSA Contest

These videos are a selection among the top 10 entries of a government sponsored Flu Prevention PSA Contest held over Summer 2009. The top videos can be viewed from the contest site and all of the entries at the HHS YouTube Channel.

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