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Young adults not getting H1N1 vaccine?

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There's been a lot of talk about the H1N1 vaccines coming out this month and we've heard that many young adults may not get vaccinated.

Health workers say young adults have a worse response to H1N1 than their parents; therefore, those between the age of 19 and 24 could become seriously ill from this strand of the flu because it's a different strand of flu virus. Once it's in the body of someone under the age of 25, his or her immune system will put up more of a fight which can actually weaken the body, more so than people in their 40's or 50's, which means a much more serious case of the flu.