- Pregnant women
- People who live with or provide care for children younger than 6 months of age
- Health care and emergency medical services personnel
- People between six months through 24 years of age
- People from the ages of 25 through 64 who are at higher risk because of chronic health disorders such as: asthma, diabetes, or a weakened immune system.
These groups total approximately 159 million people in the
Once the demand for vaccine for these groups has been met, the next group to be vaccinated includes everyone from the ages of 25 through 64 years. Unlike seasonal flu, people 65 or older appear to be less at risk of infection with the 2009 H1N1 virus than younger people.
However, once vaccine demand among younger age groups has been met, programs and providers should offer vaccination to people 65 or older.
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