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Protect your loved ones from Influenza
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Some people, such as older individuals, young children, and those with certain health conditions, are at higher risk of serious flu complications. There are two main types of influenza (flu) viruses: Types A and B. Human influenza A and B viruses are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year.
Do you Know?
- Influenza differs from a cold in that the symptoms appear suddenly and are more severe.
- Vaccine immunity fades over time, so annual vaccination is required to protect against influenza.
How does it spread?
When an infected person coughs or sneezes, tiny droplets of saliva spread the flu virus over a large area. These droplets are capable of then breathed in by others or can obtain by touching surfaces where the droplets have touched down.
Symptoms and Concerns
The symptoms of influenza can range from mild to severe and can be fatal. Common symptoms include:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Muscle or body aches
These symptoms can last for anywhere between a few days to two weeks. In more severe cases, an infected person may develop complications such as pneumonia, encephalitis, myocarditis, multi-organ failure, and more.
- The influenza vaccine should be started after six months, with two doses four weeks apart for children below one year of age.
- Annual influenza vaccination should be continued for all children over one year until they reach the age of five.
Can a Pregnant woman receive a vaccination?
Yes. The flu vaccine is beneficial for pregnant women for multiple reasons:
- Reduces the risk of serious complications such as pneumonia, especially in the later stages of pregnancy.
- Reduces the baby’s risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, or premature birth.
- Helps protect the baby, who will continue to have some resistance to flu during their first few months of life.
- Reduces the likelihood of the mother’s death or passing the infection to the newborn.
Are there any side effects of Influenza Vaccination?
Common side effects include
- muscle ache
- dizziness, or fainting.
Additionally, the injection may cause swelling or soreness at the injection site.If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may be having an allergic reaction:
- breathing problems
- heart palpitations
Consult your doctor for more information on side effects.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should not receive the Flu shot?
The vaccine is safe for almost everyone, but you should not be vaccinated if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction to it or any of its ingredients. If you are allergic to eggs or have a condition that weakens your immune system, you may be unable to receive certain types of flu vaccines. We suggest you consult your doctor for more information. If you have a fever, your vaccination may be postponed until your complete recovery.
How long does the Flu shot last?
It should protect throughout the current flu season.
What are the benefits of getting the influenza vaccine?
The benefits of getting the influenza vaccine are that it can help prevent you from getting the flu, which can cause serious health problems. It can also help reduce the severity of the flu if you do get it.
How long does it take to develop immunity after being vaccinated?
t takes about two weeks to develop immunity after being vaccinated against influenza.
When should I get a flu shot?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. It’s best to get the vaccine as soon as it becomes available in your community, usually in September or October. However, getting the vaccine later is better than not getting it at all.
How can i book an appointmnet for flu at home or office?
You can book online, request a call back at 7977937410, or WhatsApp us. You can also book through our mobile app for yourself or family members.
To ensure that vaccines are essential, we have compiled a table of important vaccines in India age-wise. Please consult your doctor for personalized advice on which vaccines are necessary for you and your family.
In addition to the influenza vaccine, there are several other essential vaccines that people of different age groups should receive for protection against various diseases. Make sure you and your loved ones are up-to-date with the necessary vaccinations, and don’t forget to download our mobile app for easy appointment booking and tracking.
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