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).


Frequently Asked Questions about Flu Vaccine

What are the benefits of Flu Vaccine?
Some importance of the flu vaccine is mentioned below:
  • The flu vaccination will prevent you from being sick with the flu.
  • Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of hospitalization associated with flu for children, adults of working age, and older adults.
  • In some studies, the flu vaccine has been shown to decrease influenza symptoms in individuals who get vaccinated but still get sick.
  • Getting vaccinated not only saves you but also the people around you.

What are the things to consider before getting a Flu Shot?

If you have any of the conditions below, talk to your health care provider. He or she will help you decide whether the vaccination is right for you.

  • If you are currently sick or unwell, it is best if you wait until you’re better.
  • Children who are under the age of 6 months are too young to get a flu shot.
  • If you have any allergy to eggs or other ingredients that is present in the vaccine.
  • People with a Guillain-Barré Syndrome a severe paralyzing illness, also called GBS should not get a flu vaccine. Consult your doctor about your GBS history.



Call Clinic One Kathmandu at  9861966614 or email us at [email protected]. for more information on Flu Vaccine. We also provide Home Vaccination Services.


Importance of Flu & Pneumonia Vaccine


More about the Flu Vaccine


Brand name

Influvac & Vaxigrip


Indications

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

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

  • 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.


Precautions

  • 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.


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 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 in the following results.
  • Following medicinal products may cause interaction with OC FIU
  • Phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbitone
  • Theophylline
  • Warfarin
  • Immune globulin
  • Immune inhibitory agents


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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