Monday, December 14, 2009

Seasonal Flu Vaccines

got this info from a friend...

Suitable for people who have asthma, chronic disease and even pregnant woman. Only the second type which is Nasal Spray de den cannot use on Pregnant woman. Melissa said, after inject must drink a lot of water. She said will feel tired and sleepy.

Who Should Get Vaccinated
In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting seasonal flu can get a seasonal influenza vaccine. However, it is recommended by ACIP that certain people should get vaccinated each year. They are either people who are at high risk of having serious seasonal flu-related complications or people who live with or care for those at high risk for serious seasonal flu-related complications. During flu seasons when vaccine supplies are limited or delayed, ACIP makes recommendations regarding priority groups for vaccination.
People who should get the seasonal vaccine each year are:
Children aged 6 months up to their 19th birthday
Pregnant women
People 50 years of age and older
People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
Health care workers
Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)

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