The H1N1 (Swine Flu), captured the attention of the American people when a pandemic swept through the country and people began to get ill and even die from the infectious disease. That was in 2009 and people were panicking everywhere. It was actually a worldwide scare and researchers did everything they could to put a stop to it. A vaccine was created to do just that and people in the United States flocked to doctors offices across the country. Where do we stand now in the United States as far as the H1N1 virus is concerned though?
It is being reported the H1N1 (Swine Flu) is not a huge threat to people who live in the United States today. Due to the fact that many people got the vaccine to prevent the H1N1 virus and the fact that some people have already had it and some people are already immune to it, H1N1 is now a thing of the past much like Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Does that mean that Americans should forget that H1N1 ever existed? No, that isn’t what it means at all. There is still a slight risk that you can get the H1N1 virus.
What Americans need to do today is different than what they needed to do when we were overtaken by the disease in 2009. We didn’t have a way to prevent it at the time, but now we do. The important thing to remember is that if you have not been immunized for the H1N1 virus, you should take the time to do so now. That is the only way that we can keep it under control. That will also mean that children need to get immunized for it. It will be much like the requirements that we have for children getting shots before they start their school years. That is when their threat will be the highest because they will be around other children and children pass illnesses on to each other all the time.
Although the biggest scare is over concerning the H1N1 virus, it could still strike to those who don’t take preventative measures. You have to take the right steps in order to prevent the virus from attacking you. This is a disease that can be deadly and it isn’t worth risking your life of the lives of your loved ones. You don’t have to take that risk any longer either. If you haven’t gotten the vaccination for H1N1, you should take the time to get it done now. Encourage others to do so as well. Future generations will have no need to see all the problems from H1N1 virus as long as everyone continues to get the vaccine for it as the new generations come along.
H1N1 is a tough disease and it took tough measures to get it under control. The good news is that it didn’t take too long to find a preventative measure and get it initiated. People were more than willing to do whatever it took to make sure they didn’t get Swine Flu. As long as people remember what it was like to fear that you could so easily contract a deadly disease, they will make sure that they pass on the word that it is important to get one little vaccine. It could save your life.