H1N1 ("Swine") Flu
H1N1 ("Swine") flu is a new strain of influenza (the "flu"), and it's different than the seasonal flu. But, like the seasonal flu, people with asthma are at a greater risk of getting this severe strain, so click on the link below to learn about what you need to know to prevent and prepare. (Note: For the 2010-2011 flu season, the flu vaccine does include protection against the 2009 H1N1 pandemic virus and 2 other flu viruses.)
Every year the seasonal flu is responsible for causing complications for people with asthma. Getting seasonal flu shot each year is a very effective way to reduce your chances of dealing with complications due to flu symptoms. (Note: the seasonal flu shot will not protect you from the H1N1 flu; you should get both flu shots.)
Flu Shot Finder
Enter your zip code in the box on the right to find a flu shot clinic in your area. Ask each clinic about what types of flu shots they offer. Not all types of flu shots are offered by every clinic. AAFA's Flu Information Center is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Genentech and Novartis.
Additional Flu Resources