The flu vaccines have hit doctor's offices in our area. This is the seasonal flu, not swine flu or H1N1. The H1N1 vaccine is expected in limited quantities in the US in mid-October with more vaccine available each week. There is still discussion about how many H1N1 shots will be recommended in the US.
It's a personal decision whether to get the vaccine- seasonal or H1N1. Parents will also need to decide what is best for their children. Remember that both vaccines are cultured in chicken egg. Those with egg allergies should talk to their allergist about the possibility of getting the flu vaccine in slowly increasing amounts to avoid an allergic reaction.