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FLU SHOT – INFLUENZA VACCINE

Flu Shot Influence Vaccine in Kathmandu Nepal.

Winter months bring cold, cough, sneezing, stuffy nose, fever and so on. If you are not careful, you may get pneumonia.

We suggest that you get a Flu shot to protect yourself and your families. This is a commonly suggested Preventative Care Standard suggested by the governing bodies like Center for Disease Control (CDC).

At Clinic One, we offer Flu Shots in a clean comfortable environment. Please call us and we will schedule your visit promptly. Protect yourself against the Flu in Kathmandu Nepal!

Get a Flu Shot and protect yourself from common cold.  We offer this in a comfortable environment at your convenience.

Brand name: GC FLU 0.5m1 (Pre-filled Syringe). Vaxigrip-0.5ml adult, influvac-0.5ml

Indications: Influenza vaccines protect against infection by influenza virus (prophylaxis). The vaccines come in two forms i.e. inactive and weakened viral forms. Pregnant women should be vaccinated with the inactive version.

Dosage and Administration: An intramuscular injection of the following doses and immunization of one dose is necessary in every year at same volume.

  • 6 month — 35 months old: a single dose of 0.25ml (7.5µg) intramuscular injection
  • 3 – 8 years old: A single dose of 0.5ml (15µg) intramuscular injection
  • 9 years and older: A single dose of 0.5ml (15µg) intramuscular injection

Note: The children younger than 9 years of age who have not been vaccinated or no been infected by influenza should be vaccinated two doses at an interval of at least 4 weeks.

Contraindications:

  • Person who showed anaphylaxis by the component of the product.
  • Person with hypersensitivity to egg, chicken or any other chicken component, and the product component.
  • Person who showed the symptom of convulsion within 1 year before vaccination
  • Person who showed Guillain-Barre syndrome during 6 weeks from the previous immunization of influenza vaccine or person with neurological disorders.

Precautions:

  • Immunodeficiency, or patient being treated with medicine affecting immune system.
  • In case if you are planning to have blood test during the next few days after vaccination because the vaccination may result in false positive blood test results in few cases.
  • Pregnancy and lactation

Side Effects:

Local reaction: redness, swelling, pain

Systemic reaction: fever, rigor, headache, fatigue and vomiting (disappear within 2-3 days)

In minor cases: Encephalomyelitis, anaphylactic shock, GBS

Interaction with other medicinal products:

  • There is no data or study on co-administration of GC FLU with other vaccine.
  • Immunization can be affected concomitant immunosuppressive therapy or an existing immunodeficiency.
  • Falls positive ELISA serological test for HIV 1. Hepatitis C and especially HTLV –1 may occur following result.
  • Following medicinal products may cause interaction with OC FIU
  • Phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbitone
  • Theophylline
  • Warfarin
  • Immune globulin
  • Immune inhibitory agents

 

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