What is the time span from receiving the seasonal flu shot to the H1N1 shot vaccine?
Actually you can take them at the same time. You can not mix the vaccines in the same shot, but you can take them in separate shots at the same time. You can also take one by nasal spray and the other by injection at the same time. The only combination that doesn't work is to take both the seasonal vaccine and the H1N1/09 vaccine by nasal spray at the same time. The nasal spray vaccines need to be separated by several weeks between vaccinations of the two types of nasal flu vaccines.
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Yes, it does again in the US in the 2012-2013 flu season as it did in the prior flu season. See the related questions section for more information about the vaccines in… 2012-2013 flu season. 2012-2013 For the 2011-2012 flu season in the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of six vaccines on July 18, 2011. These approved trivalent vaccines for the seasonal flu will all contain vaccine for the H1N1/09 "Swine Flu" and two other viruses suggested by CDC for this season (see more below). These approved vaccines are: 1. Afluria (CSL Limited) 2. Fluarix (Glaxo Smith Kline Biologicals) 3. FluLaval (ID Biomedical Corporation) 4. FluMist (MedImmune Vaccines, Inc.) 5. Fluvirin (Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Limited) 6. Fluzone, Fluzone High-Dose, Fluzone Intradermal (Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.) The Fluzone Intradermal is a new formulation for administration in the layers of the skin (intradermal injection) instead of the intramuscular (IM) injection. Fluzone Intradermal administration uses a microinjection system with a very fine needle. Approved for those aged 18 through 64. The CDC-approved trivalent vaccines for the 2011-2012 flu season will protect against the following three virus strains: 1. A/California/7/09 (H1N1)-like virus (Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus) 2. A/Perth/16/2009/ (H3N2)-like virus 3. B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus Nomenclature The naming convention for virus strains such as the one used to produce the pandemic A-H1N1/09 vaccine [ A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)v-like virus ] is explained below: A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like virus A = Type A influenza. There are three types of influenza: A, B, and C. CALIFORNIA = The location the strain was first identified. 7 = The strain identification number. 2009 = The year the strain was identified. H1N1 = The antigenic characterization of the H and N proteins. [Antigenic characterization is a method used to describe influenza proteins neuraminidase (N) and hemagglutinnin (H) and how they have changed.] Historical information about the H1N1/09 vaccines: 2010-2011 Flu Season In the US for the 2010-2011 flu season, the vaccine for H1N1/09 is included in the "standard" seasonal flu vaccination. The seasonal flu vaccine is made each year with three types of flu virus vaccines in it. This year one of the three vaccines in the seasonal flu vaccination is the H1N1/09 vaccine. So only one flu vaccination is required to be protected from Swine Flu and from the other two flu viruses that have been determined to be the most likely to be circulating in the Northern Hemisphere during this flu season. If you got the swine flu vaccination last year, it will not hurt you to get the vaccine for swine flu again. If you had the swine flu, then it also won't hurt to get the vaccine now. In fact, unless you had specific lab testing to confirm the exact strain of flu virus that made you ill, you will be sure you have full immunization to A-H1N1/09 by getting the seasonal flu shot, just in case you had a different kind of flu than you thought. The best way to prevent the flu is immunization. 2009-2010 Flu Season The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved four types of A-H1N1-09 ( Swine Flu) vaccines for use in the US in 2009 - 2010. Three of these were injectible vaccines and one was a nasal spray for certain age groups to use. The distribution for use was begun with the first batch on 10/6/09. The vaccine that was new in 2009 was made specific to the A-H1N1/09 virus only, that is why in 2009-2010 flu season there was a need for two vaccinations for the flu. It was initially provided first to those at highest risk until enough vaccine was produced to keep up with the demand. It was being made available free of charge in the US to any one who wanted to use it (although some private providers, such as doctors or pharmacies, may have charged a fee for administering it). There were public immunization programs set up at clinics, schools, hospitals, and other locations under the direction of the public health authorities in each state, who were also in charge of the distribution of the vaccine supply. Anti-viral Treatment of H1N1: If caught early, the Swine flu may respond to treatment with two of the anti-viral medications that have been designed for animal strains of flu, oseltamivir and zanamivir. These medicines do not work to prevent or to cure or "kill" the viruses, they work to shorten the duration of the infection and to ease the severity of the symptoms once you already have it. Antibiotics are for killing bacteria, they do not work on infections by viruses which is why they are not prescribed for directly treating the flu or other viral infections. Prevention : See the related question in the section below for additional information about protecting yourself from contracting viruses. The most important step is basic hand washing and hygiene as described in the related question. There also have been studies showing that taking certain vitamins, such as Vitamin C, can help build a stronger immune system for fighting viruses and other microbes. Prevention is the best medicine! Get a vaccination! Additional information: More information from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is accessible via the related link in the section below.
Yes. In fact, now the seasonal flu shots are combined with the H1N1 Virus flu shot, so you don't have to get two.
Yes, if you make sure that both are in stock.
Yes, in the US it does now. The 2010-2011 flu season's flu shot was made to contain the vaccine for H1N1/09 "Pandemic Swine Flu" in addition to the vaccines for two other type…s of flu that were expected to be creating illness during that flu season. It will not hurt to take the vaccine again if you had it during the 2009-2010 flu season or if you actually had that type of flu. Many people were not tested to be sure the flu they had was indeed this new type. In that case, even though they thought they were protected by gaining immunity to the virus from having the disease, they may not have actually had the new flu. The decision to add the new vaccine to the 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccination was to help cover those who may not have gained the immunity they thought they had and to give more people the vaccine without having to have two different vaccinations.
For the 2012 -2013 Flu Season in the Northern Hemisphere, the H1N1 vaccine is included in the "regular" seasonal flu shot that is trivalent (contains vaccine for three differe…nt types of flu). The contents are for the most part the same as listed in the answer below. Also see the related links and related questions sections below for some additional in formation. . Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine is formulated to contain 15 mcg HA per 0.5 mL dose of influenza A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)v-like virus. The single-dose formulation is preservative-free; thimerosal, a mercury derivative, is not used in the manufacturing process for this formulation. The multi-dose formulation contains thimerosal, added as a preservative; each 0.5 mL dose contains 24.5 mcg of mercury. A single 0.5 mL dose of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine contains sodium chloride (4.1 mg), monobasic sodium phosphate (80 mcg), dibasic sodium phosphate (300 mcg), monobasic potassium phosphate (20 mcg), potassium chloride (20 mcg), and calcium chloride (1.5 mcg). From the manufacturing process, each dose may also contain residual amounts of sodium taurodeoxycholate (â¤ 10 ppm), ovalbumin (â¤ 1 mcg), neomycin sulfate (â¤ 0.2 picograms [pg]), polymyxin B (â¤ 0.03 pg), and beta-propiolactone (< 25 nanograms). The rubber tip cap and plunger used for the preservative-free, single-dose syringes and the rubber stoppers used for the multi-dose vial contain no latex.
Most people can, because most people don't get a fever from a cold. If you have a fever, you should not get a flu shot, but if you only have a mild cold without fever, it is o…kay to go ahead and get the vaccination, if you are an otherwise healthy person.
Last flu season, 2009-2010, you needed two shots. But this year the seasonal flu shot also protects against swine flu, so, in the US, you only need one flu shot for the 2010-2…011 flu season.
You can go to a private clinic or check with your local county health department. Usually, h1n1 flu vaccine is free of charge from county health department.
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The flu virus mutates enough each year that immunity to last year's strain doesn't mean you will be immune to this year's strain. That's why, each year, they manufacture flu …vaccine based on what they think that year's strain will look like. Sometimes they're wrong, and that year's vaccine isn't effective against that year's flu, but this is fairly uncommon. The H1N1 vaccine is tailored specifically to the swine flu outbreak this year, and has been proven to be effective against it.
No, the whole point of a vaccine is to protect us from the virus; boosting our immunity. The flu vaccine is made with either "dead" (inactivated) or "weak" (attenuated) vir…uses that can not give you the flu.
You just need one in your lifetime, but if the influenza mutates and adapts to your defenses, you will need a new vaccine against the new modified virus.
You could get a strain of the H1N1 flu virus that was not the same kind of virus that was in the flu shot. There are several different strains of H1N1 influenza. The pandemic …swine flu A-H1N1/09 has not mutated enough yet to keep you from still being immune to that strain, but if you are exposed another strain, you may or may not be protected ~ depending on how close the one in the shot was to the one going around now.
Yes, it did also protect against the pandemic swine flu H1N1/09. So does the 2011-2012 vaccine. In the US, the first pandemic swine flu vaccine was available for the 2009-2…010 flu season and was given in a separate vaccination than the "regular" flu vaccine for the seasonal flu. Then in 2010, the "regular" seasonal flu shot for the 2010-2011 flu season did contain vaccine for the H1N1/09 pandemic swine flu. The vaccination included that and two other virus vaccines. If you had a previous flu shot for swine flu, it won't hurt you to take a second dose this year and might help some people who may not have initially gotten a full immune response due to certain disorders.
It is best for everyone who can to get vaccinated whether they get the shot or the nasal mist. There are specific indications for who can not take the nasal mist attenuated li…ve vaccine. Those most at risk for complications or death from the influenza virus should also be vaccinated if they are not among those who should not use a vaccine. If everyone could get the vaccination, we would all be better protected. See the related questions below for who should not get this vaccine and who is at highest risk for the H1N1/09 flu and for information on whether a mist or a shot is better.
If you are asking in general who should be vaccinated against the H1N1/09 flu, the answer is: Everyone who can and has not yet been. That means everyone except those already v…accinated, those with allergies to the ingredients in the vaccines and except anyone who has had an untoward reaction to the vaccine in the past. [Note: Infants under 6 months old can not be vaccinated. They are too young for any type of vaccinations since their immune systems are not developed enough at that age.] If you are asking who should get vaccine administration by the injected route (shot/jab) as opposed to the nasal spray vaccine route, then: only healthy people who are aged 2 -49 are candidates for getting the nasal vaccine which is made with a live, but weakened, form of the virus. The shot is made with a dead/inactive form of the virus. If you are unsure which type you should have, ask your health care professional or the clinician who is administering the vaccine which would be best for you. See the related question below for more details of which type of vaccine administration is better for you.
yes you can but I do not recommend it to be in the same spot or near the same spot werethe first one one was