Annual Influenza Vaccine

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Annual Influenza Vaccine

Annual Influenza Vaccine is a vaccine that is given to flu-infected children. Flu is a contagious disease that happens yearly, But it mainly occurs in the spring and winter seasons. During this infection, your little one may experience illness, sore throat, and runny nose. Your baby may also feel Headaches, muscle pain, and cough. 


Influenza (Flu) Disease can occur due to these kinds of influenza viruses, i.e., influenza A(H3N2), Influenza A(H1N1), influenza B, and influenza C. The leading cause of this disease’s quick spreading is sneezing and coughing. Sometimes, Influenza infection can become a severe condition. Seasonal Flu Virus can survive for a long time in the outside atmosphere and live up to 2 days on surfaces, i.e., doorknobs, tables, chairs, and cabinets. 


Why is Annual Influenza Vaccine Needed?

Influenza Viruses are changing every year. Thus, Flu vaccines may be updated annually to protect against viruses. The annual vaccination of the Influenza vaccine is required for the best safety of the children from the Influenza viruses. 


After getting in contact with the Influenza Virus, the patients may recover within 2 to 7 days. If patients have some severe disorders of the Heart, lungs, kidneys, anemia, or metabolic issues, the Flu (Influenza) can progress more critically.

Side Effects After the Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccines are prepared through inactivated or without flu viruses (for the recombinant vaccine). Thus, your child will avoid the flu infection after the flu shot. The Flu Vaccine has some side effects, i.e., Soreness, redness, or swelling on the injection site. Your child may have low-grade fever and pain. 


The Flu Viruses in nasal spray flu vaccines are inactivated. These vaccines do not cause severe symptoms frequently linked with influenza disease. For children, side effects may also involve wheezing, muscle aches, vomiting, and fever.


Best Time To Get Annual Influenza Vaccine


The right time to get a Flu or Influenza Vaccine is October month or January month. This Flu vaccine can be provided at different locations, i.e., pharmacies, Health Centers, Health Departments, and travel clinics.


Influenza can be severe or life-threatening sometimes. It would help if you vaccinated your children with this Flu vaccine every year. It’s a protective and effective way for the children.


Q.1. Where can I get the annual Influenza Vaccine?
Ans. The Annual Influenza Vaccine can be equipped at locations, i.e., pharmacies, Health Departments, Health Centers, and travel clinics.

Q.2. Is the Annual Influenza Vaccine safe?
Ans. Yes, the Annual Influenza (Flu) Shot is safe. There are no side effects of this vaccination.

Q.3. How many types of influenza viruses?
Ans. Influenza viruses are of three types:  influenza A(H1N1), influenza A(H3N2), influenza B, and influenza C.


Q.4. Which Influenza Virus is most effective?
Ans. The Influenza Virus A is too effective. It causes severe health issues.

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