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