Vaccinations for the H1N1 virus are in full swing across the country with health officials specifically warning those 24 and younger, along with pregnant women, to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Over the weekend, President Obama declared a national emergency that will allow hospitals to obtain waivers and do things like pack more hospital beds into smaller spaces and establish off-site facilities to deal with the emergency.

Meanwhile, a CBS study questions the accuracy of the figures being used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in calling the swine flu an epidemic. Studying statistics from the states themselves, CBS found that in almost 80 percent of the cases where individuals were tested for H1N1, they didn’t even have the common flu let alone the swine variety.

Preparation is still the best recourse, however, so employers are urged to prepare their workplaces and workforces for the worst. Fortunately, Personnel Concepts has developed a Pandemic Flu Workplace Preparedness Kit to help you do just that. Get yours today.