I've noticed that kids who are over 2 are considered high priority for H1N1 vaccine but not kids under 2. Why not kids under 2?

asked 12 Nov '09, 06:26

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I must depend on where you live. Here in Canada kids 6 months to two years were considered part of the high priority group and were one of the first to be considered for vaccination.

(29 Nov '09, 21:56) Tammy ♦♦

Complete guess: kids over 2 are likely to spend more time at toddler groups, nurseries etc - therefore having more contact and thus at higher risk of infection.

Just a guess though.

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answered 12 Nov '09, 09:20

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+1 I think that it's a logical guess.

(12 Nov '09, 09:36) Emi

Where do you live? CDC recommends it for kids between 6-24 months ....

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answered 12 Nov '09, 07:24

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Yes recommended for that age group but not typically mentioned as high priority for under 2.

(12 Nov '09, 07:33) Dan 1

There are several different questions regarding Swine Flu with answers that also discuss the H1N1 vaccine. Swine Flu Questions I agree with what Jon says and would add that each country seems to be approaching the matter in their own way.

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Kids up to 6 months, and their caregivers, are high priority. But 6-24 months isn't. I don't understand it either, but I called and asked my doctor about it when my 4 year old got immunized with no questions but I could not be immunized because my son is more than 6 months old. They did admit that it was a little strange that I was rejected when my daughter wasn't but they couldn't give me a good explanation as to why my son was at less of a priority than his older sister.

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answered 12 Nov '09, 14:28

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