There are harmful pathogens all around us. Some of these pathogens can be prevented from attacking us through vaccination. Swine flu is highly contagious and can infect you badly if you are not vaccinated. At Infectious Disease Center, Hyderabad you can get vaccinated against swine flu before the season starts an epidemic.
Why Do You Need Swine Flu Vaccine?
Tdap provides protection against 3 extremely dangerous infections – diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus.
Swine flu is a highly contagious viral infection. It spreads through air and bodily fluids of an infected person. If you get the flu, it can even lead to serious health complications starting from severe respiratory problems. Eventually, if left untreated, it can lead to chronic health conditions.
Taking a vaccination before you are infected, can immunize you from the infection. You must consider this vaccination if you live in a neighborhood which is already suffering from an outbreak.
Who Can Take Swine Flu Vaccination?
Any person who lives in an area which is suffering from or has suffered from a swine flu outbreak must take this vaccination before getting infected. Once infected, the vaccination cannot treat the infection. But the same person can later get vaccinated to ensure future safety.
Children, elderly, pregnant women, and people who have a weak immune system should consult a doctor immediately.
What Are The Doses?
Children below 9 years of age, require 2 doses of the vaccine and adults require only one. Initially, after the vaccination, you may experience flu-like symptoms. This, sometimes, mislead people into thinking that the vaccine shot itself gives them an infection. However, this is not true. If you do get infected right after the vaccination, it implies that the germ was already inside your system which takes up to 10 days to show symptoms.
A flu vaccination is not always inclusive of a swine flu dose. If you are unsure about which vaccination you have received and which one you still need to get, consult our experts at Infectious Disease Center.