H1N1 Influenza A (Swine Flu) Information

   The Towns of Bethel, Redding and Ridgefield work together as the Region 6 Mass Dispensing Area (MDA), one of 41 MDAs in the State of Connecticut for emergency preparedness.

Go to the FDA site for additional information on H1N1 Influenza A vaccine:
http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/ucm181950.htm 

The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. 


General H1N1 Vaccine Safety Information:

  • We expect the 2009 H1N1 Influenza vaccine to have a similar safety profile as seasonal flu vaccines, which have very good safety track records.
  • CDC expects that any serious side effects following vaccination with the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine would be rare.
  • (Updated) The types and frequencies of side effects from the 2009 H1N1 vaccine will likely be similar to those experiences following seasonal influenza vaccines which are mils, localized reactions.