Why should children get vaccinated against flu?
Flu (Influenza) is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and causes 650,000 annual deaths globally. It is more dangerous than the common cold and places a large burden on the health and well-being of children and even adults. Annual influenza vaccination is the best method for preventing flu and its potentially severe complications.
How do flu vaccines work?
Flu vaccines cause production of antibodies about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the target viruses.
Who should get vaccinated this season?
Persons aged 6 months and older should get an influenza (flu) vaccine every year with rare exceptions. The current flu vaccine covers four strains hence referred to as a quadrivalent vaccine.
What are the benefits of flu vaccination?
There are many reasons to get an influenza (flu) vaccine each year.
- Flu Vaccination can keep you from getting sick with flu
- Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children and adults
- Flu vaccination is also highly recommended for people with chronic health conditions like Asthma
Who Should Not Be Vaccinated?
Any allergies to influenza vaccine or any of its components
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