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Protecting Yourself & Your Loved Ones With The Influenza Vaccine
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Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant):
Overview of Flu Vaccine Singapore
1. Why Get Vaccinated For Flu? – Flu Vaccine Singapore
The influenza vaccine can prevent influenza (flu).
Flu is a common contagious disease that spreads around every year and generally there are 2 seasons depending on which hemisphere you are located. Regardless of which hemisphere you are located in, flu season peaks around autumn and winter months. In Singapore, the flu vaccine is usually updated 2 times a year, in the months of April and September, to cover for the expected upcoming strains of flu.
Anyone can get the flu, but it does get more dangerous for certain groups of people; infants and young children, people 65 years and older, pregnant people, and people with certain health conditions or a weakened immune system are at greatest risk of flu complications. Persons traveling should also consider getting the flu vaccine.
Pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, and ear infections are examples of flu-related complications. If you also have a medical condition such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes, flu can make it worse.
Flu can typically cause fever and chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and runny or stuffy nose. Some people may also experience vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
2. Who Should Get An Influenza Vaccine & How Often? – Flu Vaccine Singapore
MOH recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season. Children 6 months through 8 years of age may need 2 doses during a single flu season. Everyone else usually needs only 1 dose each flu season. There are many flu viruses, and they are always changing. Each year a new flu vaccine is made to protect against the influenza viruses believed to be likely to cause disease in the upcoming flu season.
Based on WHO recommendations during each flu season, there may be significant changes to the strains in each season. Therefore, the vaccine that is produced in 1 season may be different from the next season. For this reason, one may require 2 doses in a year, each dose covering for one of the season.
It takes about 2 weeks for protection to develop after vaccination.
Even when the vaccine doesn’t exactly match these viruses, it may still provide some protection.
Influenza vaccine does not cause flu.
Influenza vaccine may also be given at the same time as other vaccines.
3. Influenza Vaccine Precautions
4. Preventing Health Complications With A Flu Vaccine
The flu, a contagious malady, makes its presence known each year with two distinct seasons, depending on one’s hemisphere. Manifesting in symptoms such as a runny nose, body aches, and high fever, it can lead to severe complications like pneumonia and brain infections, particularly in the elderly and children.
5. The Shielding Effect After Getting A Flu Vaccine
An influenza vaccine serves as a steadfast guardian against the flu’s ravages.
6. What To Expect
For most, the flu vaccine’s aftermath is uneventful. Some may encounter minor soreness at the injection site or a mild fever, which can be assuaged with paracetamol.
7. The Intended Recipients
Individuals aged six months and older are encouraged to receive an annual flu vaccine as a protective measure.
Speak to our certified vaccinators and get yourself and your loved ones protected.
Influenza Vaccination @DTAP EXPRESS
Who Is It For?
Anyone above the age of 6 months is recommended to have a least an annual flu vaccine.
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Seasonal influenza – 2 subtypes of influenza A, 2 subtypes of influenza B
Males and females over the age of 6 months are eligible for this vaccine
Seasonal dose – may be once or twice a year or as advised by MOH
Pain, redness, swelling at injection site; headache, fever, nausea, muscle or joint pain
The vaccines confer immunity to seasonal influenza strains, and thus should be updated at least annually, but optimally twice a year as per MOH advisory
The recommended guideline from the Ministry of Health (MOH) for Covid-19 vaccines, as well as other vaccines, advises a spacing of 14 days between administrations.
Yes, this vaccine can be safely administered when you are pregnant
The vaccine will be administered by a trained and certified vaccinator
No as only doctors are allowed to issue MC; However our vaccinator can provide you with a timesheet when you come for the vaccination
There are no restrictions or other limitations to note after this vaccine