H1N1 Flu vaccine in Korea

Last Wednesday, several students at our “hagwon” didn’t attend their classes since they had the H1N1 flu vaccine that day and weren’t feeling well. About two weeks ago, six of my students were diagnosed with the flu and about 1/6 of our hagwon’s population were afflicted with the virus that has been scaring the populace since spring.

When the H1N1 flu vaccine became available, the government wasted no time inoculating health workers, soldiers and grade schoolers. On November 18, the Korean CDC opened its reservation site for the vaccination of children who are three years old and above. Needless to say, we took the time to reserve for our son. However, the first round of inoculation wouldn’t start until December 7. That will give us more time to read and learn more about the vaccine.

Visit the CDC website for reservation and for more information about the vaccination.

12 thoughts on “H1N1 Flu vaccine in Korea

  • November 20, 2009 at 2:11 am
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    I got my flu shot in Oct

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  • November 20, 2009 at 11:20 am
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    betch….is it safe to get the vaccine already?i’ve been asking my hubby to make a reservation fo zach but he said it’s still dangerous to get the vaccine now because it still has a lot of disadvantages…..or side effects care to comment?
    .-= cher´s last blog ..Away from Kimchi Wonderland….. =-.

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  • November 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm
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    pati nga yung asawa ko ayaw mag parserve sana kc nga daw eh wuihom he…ok kaya magpainject itong mga kids ko?

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  • November 21, 2009 at 1:09 pm
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    woah great! naalala ko tuloy si john! kala niya me h1n1 na siya! ayun papacheck up siya! haha

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    • November 23, 2009 at 1:49 am
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      sa hagwon namin sunod-sunod mga bata… ninenerbiyos tuloy wonjang…

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  • November 21, 2009 at 3:13 pm
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    filipinos are tough h1n1 virus known as ewan-ewan virus in manila didnt make a dent in our stamina and resolution hence the name. perhaps it is because we have been exposed to this illness long before and have the antibodies to combat the disease.

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    • November 23, 2009 at 1:47 am
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      hi albergal! birthrate in korea is really low and i guess the government doesn’t want to take any chances

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  • November 21, 2009 at 5:50 pm
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    Hello again,

    Is H1N1 really that bad in Korea? We are going there next week and we are getting mixed reactions. We can’t cancel the trip. We’re planning to take Tamiflu for prophylaxis, but the drugstores I’ve been to don’t have it. Do you think we can get Tamiflu in Seoul? Thanks.

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    • November 23, 2009 at 1:46 am
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      Hi Angel! Don’t panic. Just enjoy your trip.

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      • November 23, 2009 at 11:58 am
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        Thanks again Betchay! We are all very excited already. 🙂

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  • November 25, 2009 at 1:05 am
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    I just got my H1N1 shot the other day. It’s been a while since the last time I’ve heard or seen news about this virus. The last was about long lines of people on clinics/ health centers to get the shot and increasing number of mortality. But then again, most of people who died have underlying conditions.
    .-= eden´s last blog ..This is it! A wake up call… =-.

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