posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 09:33 PM
Congrats on your first thread. Gman55 beat me to the punch. Each year the flu vaccine represents the "best" guess as to what strains may be active
in that year. It protects you against those specific strains. Any strain not covered can still get at you.
Avian Influenza A aka H5N1 is very adept and changing clothes as Gman55 spoke of, So if a pandemic occurs 4-8 months is the spread I have seen and
perhaps longer for the general public to actually get it. NG, military and health care workers would be first in line.