health dept.'s throughout the nation now have more of the h1n1 vaccines in supply than other medical facilities.
at first, adults were thought to need 2 doses, but that protocol was changed to one dose for adults & is still 2 doses for children.
female adults are always asked if they're sure they are not pregnant before administering the live h1n1. (intranasal mist).
all pregnant women are strongly encouraged to receive h1n1 vaccine. (inactivated injection.)
the inclusion/exclusion criteria listed below do seem to contradict the previous sentence, imo.
i realize it is an ongoing trial, but many hcw's question it also.
here is more info. on h1n1 ongoing clinical trials collecting data on a 2 dose adult protocol, from a division of the u.s. national institute of health: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/nct00943631
"these data indicate the need to develop vaccines against the new h1n1 strain and suggest that different vaccine strategies (e.g., number of doses, need for adjuvant
) may be appropriate for persons in different age groups." inclusion criteria:
"women of child-bearing potential (not surgically sterile via tubal ligation, bilateral oophorectomy or hysterectomy or who are not postmenopausal for greater than or equal to 1 year) must agree to practice adequate contraception that may include, but is not limited to, abstinence, monogamous relationship with vasectomized partner, barrier methods such as condoms, diaphragms, spermicides, intrauterine devices, and licensed hormonal methods during the study for at least 30 days following the last vaccination." exclusion criteria:
have a positive urine or serum pregnancy test within 24 hours prior to vaccination (if female of childbearing potential), or women who are breastfeeding.
:imbar i accidentally posted all of the above in reply to capecodmermaid's thread. sorry to the mods for double-posting!!