Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Flu Vaccine

Having a child, I keep myself updated with different vaccine that is available. This are some of the information that I found from Center for Disease Control about Flu Vaccine:

Yearly flu vaccination should begin in September or as soon as vaccine is available and continue throughout the influenza season, into December, January, and beyond. This is because the timing and duration of influenza seasons vary. While influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time influenza activity peaks in January or later.

Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year starting with the 2010-2011 influenza season. While everyone should get a flu vaccine each flu season, it’s especially important that the following groups get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:
  1. Pregnant women
  2. Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
  3. People 50 years of age and older
  4. People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  5. People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  6. People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
    1. Health care workers
    2. Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
    3. 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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5 comments:

Shahz said...

nice na ting mga vaccine, naa pud unta para sa dingue.. naa 2 ka bata silingan nato dri namatay sa dingue.. tsk3x...

Mel Alarilla said...

We should always be aware about the schedule of flu vaccine of our children. We should also be aware of the schedule of other vaccines so that we could preclude contacting unnecessary diseases. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

simply kim said...

you're right! prevention is better than cure..

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Mars, Kamusta ka na? Nawawala ka yata sa sirkulasyon. :)
Take care, virus pa rin ba ang pc mo?

Clarissa said...

Ang hirap magkasakit ang mga bata--malapit na naman ang winter,dapat na ngang magpa-vaccine.

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