Content on this page was developed during the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic and has not been updated.
- The H1N1 virus that caused that pandemic is now a regular human flu virus and continues to circulate seasonally worldwide.
- The English language content on this website is being archived for historic and reference purposes only.
- For current, updated information on seasonal flu, including information about H1N1, see the CDC Seasonal Flu website.
Vaccine Information for Clinicians and Health Care Professionals
CDC recommends influenza vaccination as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu. The 2010-11 seasonal influenza vaccine will provide protection against 2009 H1N1 plus influenza B and influenza H3N2 strains. However, the 2010-11 seasonal vaccine is usually not available until September or later. Because sporadic cases of 2009 H1N1 continue to be detected in the United States and 2009 H1N1 viruses are being reported in other parts of the world, CDC continues to encourage vaccination with available doses of monovalent 2009 H1N1 vaccine until the seasonal influenza vaccine becomes available. Getting vaccinated against 2009 H1N1 at this time might be especially important for:
- Children 6 months through 8 years of age who have not yet received a 2009 H1N1 vaccine. Getting a dose of 2009 H1N1 vaccine now means they will only need one dose of seasonal vaccine when it becomes available.
- People who are traveling to areas where 2009 H1N1 is occurring, and
- People who are at higher risk of flu-related complications, but have not yet received a 2009 H1N1 vaccine. This people with lung disease, like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart, or neurologic disease, and women who are pregnant.
- CDC Podcast: 2009 H1N1 ACIP Vaccination Recommendations Sep 3
- MMWR: 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Recommendations Aug 20
- MMWR: Update on Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccines Oct 9
- Summary of Vaccination Recommendations from CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) July 30
- People at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications Nov 9
- Letter to Pediatrician Organizations Jan. 28, 2010
- Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for Inactivated 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Oct 2
- Spanish translation Oct 9
- Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for Live, Intranasal 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Oct 2
- Spanish translation Oct 9
- Posters, brochures, and other free materials
- *NEW: Dear Colleague Joint Letter from AAFP, ACOG, AMA and CDC: Vaccination of Pregnant Women Oct 23
- NEW Question and Answers: Shortened Expiration Period For Sanofi Pasteur Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine In Multi-dose Vials Aug 17
- NEW Question and Answers about the Central Vaccine Recovery Program July 22
- Non-Safety-Related Voluntary Recall Of Sanofi Pasteur 2009 H1N1 Flu Vaccine In Pre-filled Syringes (February 2010) Feb 3, 2010
- Shortened Expiration Period For Sanofi Pasteur 2009 H1N1 Vaccine In Pre-filled Syringes Questions & Answers Feb 3, 2010
- Voluntary Non-Safety-Related Recall of Specific Lots of Nasal Spray Vaccine for 2009 H1N1 Influenza Dec 22
- Q & A for parents: recall of some batches of children’s 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine Dec 18
- Non-Safety-Related Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 Pediatric Vaccine Dec 15
- FAQs for Immunization Programs and Providers Oct 21
- Coverage Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act for H1N1 Vaccination
- H1N1 vaccine clinician questions and answers Sept 21
- Questions and answers on H1N1 vaccination and pregnant women Oct 2
- 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccination questions and answers (General Public) Oct 16
- Q&As about the H1N1 Live Attenuated Intranasal Vaccine (the nasal spray) Oct 7
- State/Jurisdiction Contact Information for Health Care Providers Interested in Providing H1N1 Vaccine Aug 28
- Health Care Providers and Facilities - Decision Tree for 2009 H1N1 Vaccination Oct 5
- Planning Guide for Vaccinating Pediatric Patients Against 2009 H1N1 Influenza in Primary Healthcare Settings [PDF] Oct 16
- 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Ancillary Supply Kits (NEW)
- FDA Statement: Reallocating Influenza Vaccine Oct 23
- Letter from the Commissioner to Nation’s Healthcare Professionals on H1N1 Vaccine
- FDA: Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent
- Vaccine Storage and Handling Q & A Nov 30
- H1N1 Vaccine Return Policy Nov 20
- FDA Expands Use of CSL Limited™ 2009 H1N1 Monovalent Influenza Vaccine to Persons Ages 6 Months and Older Dec 10
- 2009 H1N1 Vaccine - Dose Spacing and Administration with Other Vaccines
- 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Dosage, Administration, and Storage Nov 3
- Influenza Vaccination Record Card Oct 29
This is an updated version of the card that is currently being distributed to vaccine providers. If providers require additional cards, please follow the printing instructions below.
- Instructions for printing:
- For durability, it is recommended that you print on card stock (you may want to practice on copy paper, so you don’t waste card stock)
- Open the PDF of the record card. Print out at 100% of page size, do not use page scaling.
- The card is double-sided, so print on both sides of the card stock.
- Trim the card along the trim lines indicated on the back side. (Hint: cut the long way first, dividing the piece in to two long sections, to avoid losing the remaining trim lines.) This will result in 6 cards, each 3 3/8" x 4 1/4".
- Fold each card so that the front panel reads "Influenza Vaccination Record.
- CMS Billing for the Administration of the Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Vaccine
- 2009 H1N1 Vaccine Financing Q & A
- Prevention Of Pneumococcal Infections Secondary To Seasonal And 2009 H1N1 Influenza
- Interim guidance for use of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine during novel influenza A (H1N1) outbreak
- Letter to Providers Promoting PPSV for Adults Nov 10
- CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Info Service Message: 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Update: Pneumococcal Vaccination Recommended to Help Prevent Secondary Infections Nov 16
- Q & As: 2009 H1N1 and Pneumococcal Disease in the News Nov 25
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