Something to think about if you are going to be offshore:
Currently there is a shortage of vaccine. Who is first in line:
Pregnant women; the young, ages 6 months through 24 years; people younger than 64 who have conditions such as asthma or diabetes that increase the risk of complications from flu; health workers and caregivers of newborns.
So what about mariners? I will be working on a passenger ship that will spend about three weeks doing an Atlantic crossing. Hate to get a potentially deadly swine flu a thousand mile from shore.
I got my regular flu shot today at a Walgreens in Florida. The guy who gave me the shot said that he would not withhold the vaccine from me do do my circumstance. Too bad they don’t have the vaccine yet.