Bela Szandelszky / Associated Press
December 3, 2009
A man dressed as Santa Claus receives his H1N1 flu vaccine during a dress rehearsal before a weekend performance in Budapest, Hungary. The H1N1 flu has officially reached epidemic proportions in Hungary with 16 people reported to have died from the virus and about 300 others hospitalized. The Hungarian government has issued recommendations for every Santa Claus impersonator to get vaccinated before they distribute presents to children at Christmas, or attend other meetings with children.