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Flu Vaccination! A Must To Stay Away From Seasonal Fever.

Flu Vaccination! A Must To Stay Away From Seasonal Fever.

Worried about catching the seasonal fever? Flu Vaccination is the solution!!

In this season, you will fine atleast few people suffering from the seasonal fever and it is normal to be worried that you might be next!!

Especially northern India usually sees two spikes in viral infections; first in July-August and another one in November-December.  But there is a precautionary solution – Flu Vaccinations!!

Flu vaccinations are recommended for those who are hit by fever, sore throats and runny noses regularly. Doctors suggest that if the FLU vaccine is taken annually (costs about Rs. 500); risk of flu infection is reduced by 50% to 60%. Along with influenza, this vaccination also protects you from dengue and swine flu.

Who should take Flu Vaccination shots?

It is especially recommended for people:

With Poor immunity.

Elderly people.

Pregnant women.

Infants (older than six months).

With diabetes, kidney problems, asthma, cardiovascular ailments or smokers.

Who had an organ transplant or cancer treatment.

With a history of pharyngitis.

Know, what actually Influenza (FLU) is?

Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease caused by a RNA virus of the orthomyxovirus family. Basic antigen is of A, B, and C types.

Influenza A viruses are perpetuated by wild birds or predominantly waterfowl. It causes moderate to severe illness and may affect all age groups.

Influenza B generally affects children with milder illness. It is more stable than influenza A and affects only humans.

Influenza C is generally reported as a case of subclinical and rarely as human illness. It is not associated with epidemic disease.

Influenza disease leads to fever (usually 101°–102°F), myalgia, nonproductive cough, sore throat and headache. Virus remains in respiratory secretions for 5–10 days. The incubation time period for influenza is generally 2 days, but can fluctuate from 1 to 4 days.

Types of vaccine-

The flu vaccines are usually prepared from weakened or inactivated influenza virus. Every year some variations are introduced known as “strains”. These vaccines protect us against three or four strains which are most commonly observed during the flu season. These include trivalent (three-sided) or quardivalent (four-sided) vaccines. The flu vaccine can be taken either in the form of an injection or a nasal spray, according to your comfort.

It’s recommended to get vaccinated every year as, the antibodies produced by your body start to decline over time after vaccination and also the virus changes rapidly. That is why, Flu vaccines are updated regularly according to the rapidly changing virus.

Side Effects of Flu vaccinations-

One can notice some mild side effects after vaccination like soreness, headache, nasal congestion, tenderness or swelling, redness at the injection point; you could also have a low-grade fever that lasts for a day or two.

However, allergic reactions are very rare, but if you notice any serious reaction to the flu vaccine, immediately consult a doctor.

Consult doctors at MediMetry for flu shots and Stay safe this monsoon season!

Share with someone you know is susceptible to cold, cough and fever.