At the moment, priority is being given to high risk target populations that include pregnant women, caregivers of children younger than six months of age, health care workers, people from six months to 24 years of age, and persons aged 25-64 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza. Additional information is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/acip.htm.
Physicians with questions about H1N1 vaccine can call the CDC’s 24-hour Clinical Consultation Line at 404-368-2133. This line is only for physicians and health care professionals who are taking care of pregnant women with severe influenza infections. It is not for other clinical questions or for vaccine information. Patients can be directed to the Public Careline at 1-800-662-7030 or http://www.flu.nc.gov/.