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When you hear talk about priority groups for the H1N1 vaccine, it doesn’t address those older than 64. How does that relate to those over 64 and who are in good health?

Lisa Horn, spokeswoman for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, said according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, current studies show that people 65 and older may have a pre-existing immunity to the novel H1N1 flu virus, compared with younger people. This is different from what is normally seen for seasonal flu, where older people are usually affected more.


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