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Pharmacists Urge the Public to Begin Getting Immunized
Date:9/4/2009

ouches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6.   Practice other good health habits
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

It is important to note that the seasonal flu vaccine will not protect patients against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. Currently there is not a vaccine available to protect against the H1N1 virus. A vaccine is currently in production and is supposed to be ready mid-October. Until a vaccine is available, patients can best protect themselves from the H1N1 virus by following the same preventative strategies outlined above for seasonal influenza.

To address the public health risk posed by the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, APhA is ramping up their efforts to train additional pharmacists to provide immunizations by year end.

About the American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, represents more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States. APhA members provide care in all practice settings, including community pharmacies, health systems, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, hospice settings, and the uniformed services.

Contact
Erin Wendel
202-429-7558

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