Doctors don't know yet if it will take one dose or two of vaccine to protect against the new swine flu. Add that to vaccine for the regular winter flu, and it could be a multi-shot season for a lot of people — or a multi-squirt season, for those who choose the FluMist nasal-spray version.
About half of Hong Kong's health workers would refuse the swine flu vaccine, new research says, a trend that experts say would likely apply worldwide. In a study that polled 2,255 Hong Kong health workers this year, researchers found even during the height of global swine flu panic in May, less than half were willing to get vaccinated.
The global spread of swine flu will endanger more lives as it speeds up in the coming months and governments must boost preparations for a swift response to a coming "explosion" of cases, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Cover mouth and nose with a tissue, wash hands frequently, avoid kissing, sharing glasses or not covered, as well as a healthy, are some of the advice of the Spanish Ministry of Health to prevent the transmission of swine flu viruse.