This year's flu season is shaping up to be very different from last year's, and so are this year's flu shots.
Instead of just one dose of flu vaccine, doctors are recommending as many as three separate shots. They say most people will need one shot for the regular seasonal flu and probably two others to protect against the new swine flu.
Experts are suggesting people get the first shot soon, even as
early as this month.
As for the swine flu vaccine, health officials say the first
batches are on track for delivery starting in September. Scientists
believe the shots will be most effective if given in two doses,
about three weeks apart. Ongoing testing should confirm that.
As for combining swine flu and seasonal flu in one shot -- it's
theoretically possible, but it was too late to try it this year.
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