This according to Bloomberg:
Demand for seasonal-flu vaccinations has soared because of public awareness of the H1N1 virus, known as swine flu, Cohn said. Walgreen administered twice as many doses in September as in the entire 2008 flu season, he said. CVS’s clinics have vaccinated a “significantly higher number of people” than last year, said Michael DeAngelis, a spokesman.
Now go get yours. And remember to get your swine flu shot when it becomes available within the next week or so. It’s not just for you. This year, it’s for the safety of pregnant mothers and children.
Don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh about this. Call. Your. Doctor.
Oh, and put on your grocery list to get some hand sanitizer to carry with you through the day, and use it regularly.
Okay, my sermon here endeth. Sorry for being a nag, but if we all remind one another to take this flu season seriously, and not blow it off, and get our vaccines, and wash our hands through the day, it may be knocked down before it really has a chance of causing widespread and large-scale misery and death (which is what it is capable of this winter).