Woman receiving first (H1N1)pdm09 influenza vaccine, 2009



Woman receiving first (H1N1)pdm09 influenza vaccine, 2009


The first immunizations against the 2009 pandemic flu virus occurred on August 13, 2009, at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The event was attended by Dr. Anne Schuchat, then director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and, for much of the response, the agency spokesperson. Holly Smith received the first dose of 2009 pandemic flu vaccine in the U.S. More than 127 million doses of influenza vaccine were distributed during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.


AP Images, photograph by Darron Cummings


“Woman receiving first (H1N1)pdm09 influenza vaccine, 2009,” CDC Museum Digital Exhibits, accessed July 19, 2024, http://www.cdcmuseum.org/items/show/1169.