Take H1N1 Vaccine Only If Doctors Advise, Says NIV Director

PUNE: If you are planning to take shots to prevent the Influenza A H1N1 virus, then do so only if the doctor has advised you. Also, go to proper hospitals to avoid any adverse reactions.
Director of National Institute of Virology (NIV) A C Mishra gave this advice on Friday at an awareness programme organised by the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and Disha Social Foundation.
He said the present weather was conducive for the spread of swine flu. “The H1N1 virus has not undergone a significant change, so medicines and vaccines currently being used can be continued,” said Mishra. The programme was attended by members of social organisations, voluntary groups and people working in the health and medical fields.
Pimpri-Chinchwad mayor Yogesh Behl said, “During the Ganesh festival, all mandals should display posters to create awareness about H1N1. If the smaller mandals cannot do so because of a funds crunch, the PCMC will provide them the posters. People should eat healthy food and sleep well to improve immunity.”
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