Many clients have been asking my opinion about the seasonal flu shots. It’s understandable. Everywhere you turn, you see a sign to “protect yourself and get your shot.” Heck, why not? They’ve made it quite convenient. You can go to Wal-Mart, pick up your organic, gluten-free cereal, non-toxic personal care products, and then, since you’re there, inject your pure, healthy veins with a vaccination.

Now, before you peacefully and mindfully make your way to the line as you practice your deep breathing stress reduction techniques, let’s review some key, basic facts on this venipuncture endeavor.

1.       HIN1 is included in the vaccine…and by the way, it’s the same strain as LAST YEAR!

According to the CDC HINI Questions & Answers Page:

Will the vaccine against 2009 H1N1 influenza virus (also called “swine flu”) be the same vaccine in 2010? Yes, the vaccine to protect against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus will be the same for the entire 2009-2010 influenza season, which extends into the spring of 2010

Other facts highlighted on this page are that more doses should be given to children and that people who are allergic to eggs should be aware of a potential negative interaction, as the vaccine contains eggs from chick embryos.

Let me tell you why this is worth mentioning:

Read more to learn about other questions with the flu vacine and healthy immune tips here