Start early and stick to a schedule.

General Health

Flu Vaccine: When and Why You Should Get It

Start early and stick to a schedule.

All individuals should start getting their flu shots when they turn 6 months old. Remember that you will need to get vaccinated every year, unless your physician says otherwise.

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Antibodies need time to develop

General Health

Flu Vaccine: When and Why You Should Get It

Antibodies need time to develop

Your trusty vaccine needs about two weeks to produce the antibodies that keep you healthy—most especially during the flu season!

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There is a right vaccine for everyone

General Health

Flu Vaccine: When and Why You Should Get It

There is a right vaccine for everyone

There are three common types of flu shots, namely:

- Inactivated influenza vaccines (IIV) for children
- Recombinant influenza vaccines (RIV) for adults
- Adjuvanted and high-dose inactivated vaccines for older adults aged 65 and up

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Everyone should get vaccinated

General Health

Flu Vaccine: When and Why You Should Get It

Everyone should get vaccinated

Pregnancy and old age shouldn’t discourage you from getting your annual vaccinations. It is highly recommended that you still get vaccinated, most especially if you have a chronic health conditions.

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Flu shots may cause allergic reactions

General Health

Flu Vaccine: When and Why You Should Get It

Flu shots may cause allergic reactions

Although vaccines are tried and tested by health experts, some people may develop severe allergies to certain ingredients found in vaccines. 

Visit your nearest hospital if you develop unusual symptoms.

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