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About Influenza Vaccine

Influenza Vaccine is a way to protect your child from getting in contact with the flu illness. This Vaccination lowers the risk of Flu Disorders and life-protecting for children. It also assists you in reducing the chances of developing severe flu complications, mainly if your child is younger than five years. This vaccine is also helpful in stopping flu infection in family and friends involving children below six months.

Types of Influenza Vaccines

Influenza vaccines change according to the season every year. There are two types of Influenza Vaccine, i.e.,

Flu Shot

The Flu Shot is vital in protecting against Flu infection in children six months and above. This shot has some mild side effects, i.e., witness redness, swelling, and soreness at the injection site. Your child might also experience health problems like muscle aches, fever, headaches, nausea, and tiredness.

Nasal Spray Vaccine

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine is also one of the excellent protection against flu infection, made for children aged 02 years and above. Your children may experience some effects like a runny nose, vomiting, muscle aches, wheezing, headache, slight fever, and a sore throat.

How Many Flu Doses Does Your Child Require?

Generally, our child needs two distinctive doses:

Influenza-1: The children of six months old children need to take this shot.
Influenza-2: This dose is needed for a baby of seven months.

Why does the Influenza Vaccine Necessary?

Influenza is not a common illness that is severe complications, including Pneumonia. The Influenza Vaccine is a protection, preventing the possibility of such severe repercussions. Influenza spreads in the post-rainy season and winter months, causing vaccination to be a required defense.

The Influenza Vaccine (Flu Shot) is a primary procedure for controlling and preventing Influenza. This vaccine is not entirely effective. But it will be helpful to reduce the risks of catching the Flu and provides the immunity power to fight the symptoms of Flu Disorders.

How Does Influenza Child Vaccine Works?

The Flu Shot (Influenza Vaccine) contains inactive or weak viruses. It assists in stimulating immunity by making antibodies, which are the proteins that help in protecting against diseases caused by viruses available in the Flu Vaccine.

What Are the Side Effects of Influenza Vaccine (Flu Vaccine)?

When your child vaccinates from the Influenza injection, then you may see the following side effects in your junior one:

This Flu Shot is given on the upper arm or thigh. After getting the vaccine, your child may experience soreness, Redness, or swelling at the injection site. You can also see the side effects after the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccination, like wheezing, sore throat, runny nose, reduced appetite, and vomiting.


Conclusion: Getting Influenza Vaccine is essential to the child’s routine vaccination. This vaccination protects your child from life-threatening flu infections.

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