Who should not get the H1N1 flu vaccine?

The H1N1 vaccine is not authorized for use in children younger than six months of age.

You shouldn't get the H1N1 vaccine if:

  1. you have had a previous anaphylactic (severe allergic reaction) to any element of the vaccine;
  2. you have a hypersensitivity to eggs (e.g. hives, swelling of mouth and/or throat, breathing difficulty);
  3. you currently have a high fever; or
  4. you have experienced Guillan-Barré Syndrome within eight weeks of receiving a seasonal flu vaccine

If you have had a severe reaction to previous vaccinations, have a bleeding disorder, are taking medication that could affect blood clotting, you should consult a health professional before receiving the vaccine.