This year San Diego and the rest of the nation are facing two types of flu — H1N1 and seasonal flu. While seasonal flu typically will not appear until late December or early January, H1N1 is already active in San Diego County.
San Diego’s NBC affiliate reports on the availability of the H1N1 nasal-spray vaccination and the high-risk populations who should receive this vaccine. Dr. Gonzalo Ballon-Landa, infectious disease physician at Scripps Mercy Hospital, briefly describes how the vaccination works within the body.
Watch the clip Swine Flu Vaccinations:
For more information about the flu, please visit Scripps.org/flu or call 1-800-SCRIPPS.
Aired on Oct. 20, 2009