Who should get the swine flu vaccine?

Zenaida Morales of Hempstead brought her 7-month-old daughter,

Zenaida Morales of Hempstead brought her 7-month-old daughter, Jimena Gaudaloupe Chavez, to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine at Nassau University Medical Center. (Oct. 28, 2009) (Credit: Kathy Kmonicek)

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Priority groups for the H1N1 vaccine:

Pregnant women

People who live with or provide care for children younger than 6 months

Health care and emergency medical services workers

Children and young adults (aged 6 months to 24 years old)

Adults aged 25-64 with chronic health disorders such as asthma, diabetes or a weakened immune system.

Nassau County Health Department: 888-684-4271; www.nassaucountyny.gov/ agencies/health/

Suffolk County Department of Health Services: 631-787-2200;

suffolkcountyny.gov/health/

New York State Department of Health: 800-808-1987; www.health.state.ny.us/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

800-CDC-INFO; cdc.gov

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