There were quite a few in the hospital in as bad or worse shape than she was in. All under 35. I know there is a lot of media hype but when you watch someone you love struggle to breathe, it sure is a different story! I won’t get the vaccination, but sure will try to get tamiflu immediately if I develop symptoms.
Our state public health agency sent out a letter a couple of weeks ago, advising physicians not to prescribe Tamiflu. They want it reserved for people requiring hospitalization.
They are not concerned about supply of the drug. They are concerned about developing resistance and want the drug to be effective for the people with life threatening symptoms.
I took the H1N1 flumist last week. I would have preferred to have had the injection but that was being reserved for pregnant women and employees over 50. I had absolutely no symptoms with the nasal vaccination though.