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Influenza Vaccine - What is it for

Influenza vaccines help to prevent influenza (also known as flu), a common infection caused by Influenza virus types A and B.

It takes at least 2 weeks for protection to develop after vaccination.

Flu symptoms include fever, chills, headache, feeling tired, muscle aches, sore throat and cough.

Influenza Vaccine - Handling

How should I handle Influenza Vaccine safely?

Influenza Vaccine - Storage

How should I store Influenza Vaccine ?

How should I dispose of Influenza Vaccine safely?

Influenza Vaccine - Additional Information

Who should receive the vaccine?

  • The flu jab is recommended for everyone and especially in people who are at high risk of developing influenza complications such as:
  • Elderly aged 65 years and older
  • Pregnant women in any trimester
  • Persons with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart, lung, liver and kidney disease
  • Persons with lower body resistance to infections due to :
    • Conditions such as leukaemia, HIV, spleen removal, or organ transplant
    • Using medications or receiving treatment such as taking long-term steroids, certain cancer drugs or radiation therapy
  • Residents staying in intermediate or long term care facilities
  • Persons aged 18 years or younger and receiving long-term aspirin therapy
  • Updated on 12/31/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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