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What Is the Flu?

Influenza (also called "the flu") is a contagious respiratory virus that affects hundreds of thousands of people every year. It can cause mild to severe symptoms, and in some cases, death.

Approximately 5-20% of the population gets the flu each year, with children ages 5-14 being 2 to 3 times more likely to contract the flu, due to the close proximity of other school-aged children.

In 2005 in the United States, approximately 35,000 people died from the flu; most people that are not at high risk of complications, however, get better within one week.


  • Swine (H1N1) Flu Vaccine: Adults 18+
  • Swine (H1N1) Flu Vaccine: Kids 3 to 8
  • Influenza Vaccine: Adults 60+
  • Study participants are monitored by a physician over the course of the study
  • Compensation provided for study participation.
  • The standard influenza vaccine does not protect against the Swine Flu, (H1N1) Virus.

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972-4-DOCTOR (972-436-2867) or Visit: www.researchacrossamerica.com

"Where Can I Get a Flu Shot?"

Your family physician, or a local ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) physician or allergist such as Dr. Jeffrey Adelglass, in the North Dallas/Plano area can tell you where to receive a vaccination, or what to do once you think you have the flu.

Also, if you are interested in participating in a clinical research trial of a new flu vaccine, you can probably receive an investigational flu immunization at no charge.

As a study participant, you may also be eligible to receive compensation for your time and travel to any study center visits.

To learn more, contact Research Across America.

Preventing Transmission of the Flu

By washing your hands frequently and thoroughly with warm water, you can eliminate a lot of the germs that cause the flu. Avoiding contact with individuals that are sick, as well as avoiding people when you are sick, will both minimize the transmission of the flu. Although avoidance is very important, the most effective way to keep from getting the flu is to receive a yearly flu vaccination.

Every year, a new flu vaccine is made available to the public which has been developed by scientists specifically to combat the known strains of flu virus currently most prevalent in your region.



  • The standard influenza vaccine does not protect against the Swine Flu, (H1N1) Virus.
  • The H1N1 Virus first appeared in people in the United States in April of 2009.
  • H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine availability is dependent on manufacturing and results of clinical trials. If you participate in a swine flu vaccine clinical trial, you can receive a study formulation of the swine flu vaccine and be monitored by a physician over the course of the study.
  • Similar symptoms are exhibited with H1N1 Virus and the seasonal flu: coughing, runny or stuffy nose, fever, chills, fatigue and headache, as well as the possibility of nausea or diarrhea.
  • Transmission of the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus is the same as the seasonal flu, such through coughing or sneezing.
  • Should I vaccinate my child from H1N1 Swine Flu? To date, the most number of confirmed and probable cases have occurred in those 5 to 24 years of age. By vaccinating children first from the Swine Flu, it may be less likely for adults who come into contact with them to become infected.

The majority of information above was obtained from the CDC web site at www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/qa.htm and Daily Mail

Swine Flu Research Study Participants Needed:

By participating in one of Research Across America’s upcoming Swine Flu Vaccine studies, you and your child may help researchers learn more about preventing the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus.

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