FLU SHOT – INFLUENZA VACCINE
Posted on : December 28, 2018 by Clinic One on Vaccination
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, kids, elders and pregnant women and healthcare professionals. This is a commonly suggested Preventative Care Standard suggested by the governing bodies like the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Get a Flu Shot and protect yourself and your near ones from the common cold in Kathmandu Nepal. Call Clinic One Kathmandu at 01-5009233 | 9863393960 or email us at [email protected]. Get a flu shot at our clinic. We can also offer the flu vaccine at home.
Importance of Flu & Pneumonia Vaccine
More about the Flu Vaccine
GC FLU 0.5m1 (Pre-filled Syringe). Vaxigrip-0.5ml adult, Influvac-0.5ml
Influenza vaccines protect against infection by the 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 for every year at the 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
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.
- A person who showed anaphylaxis by the component of the product.
- An individual 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
- A person who showed Guillain-Barre syndrome during 6 weeks from the previous immunization of influenza vaccine or person with neurological disorders.
- Immunodeficiency, or the patient being treated with medicine affecting the immune system.
- In case if you are planning to have a blood test during the next few days after vaccination because the vaccination may result in false-positive blood test results in a few cases.
- Pregnancy and lactation
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 vaccines.
- Immunization can be affected by concomitant immunosuppressive therapy or an existing immunodeficiency.
- Falls positive ELISA serological test for HIV 1. Hepatitis C and especially HTLV –1 may occur the following results.
- Following medicinal products may cause interaction with OC FIU
- Phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbitone
- Immune globulin
- Immune inhibitory agents
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How to get a Flu Vaccine in Kathmandu?
Clinic One Kathmandu has walk-in appointments for all kinds of vaccines available at our clinic. We are open on all weekdays except Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
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