It's too soon to tell if it will be a pandemic or not. Until then we all need to take the same precautions we take to avoid the regular flu. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. You can never wash your hands too often.
I read today that if it is pandemic Canada has the domestic ability to produce a vaccine for it. The vaccine takes 6 months to produce. and they will make enough vaccine for every citizen, if they need to. If it is a pandemic and Canada starts mass production of the vaccine, there will be quite a few that die before they get the vaccine.
I work in a nursing home, and we are one of the first groups of people to find out about health outbreaks. I am not going to panic, until there is something happening closer to home.
If you had a flu shot you were vaccinated against strain N171. This strain is totally different, so the vaccine is useless against the swine flu. N171 is still going around in Mexico, so the vaccine that you had will prevent against that flu strain.