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    Inactivated influenza vaccine

    Information about Inactivated influenza vaccine

    Inactivated influenza vaccine uses

    Inactivated influenza vaccine is used for prevention of influenza.

    How inactivated influenza vaccine works

    Inactivated influenza vaccine is an inactivated vaccine (made from a dead virus). It helps develop immunity by forming antibodies, which are proteins that protect against infection caused by viruses present in the vaccine.

    Common side effects of inactivated influenza vaccine

    Headache, Weakness, Injection site allergic reaction
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    Expert advice for Inactivated influenza vaccine

    • Your doctor will administer Inactivated influenza vaccine as an injection in the muscle of upper arm.
    • Vaccination should be repeated every year to protect you from flu.
    • It can take up to two weeks for the vaccine to work. Therefore, you could still develop the illness if you are exposed to flu immediately before or after your vaccination.
    • The vaccine will not protect you against common cold, even though some of the symptoms are similar to flu.

    Frequently asked questions for Inactivated influenza vaccine

    Inactivated influenza vaccine

    Q. When should I get vaccinated against influenza or flu?

    You can get vaccinated at anytime during the influenza or flu season. However, it is better to get vaccinated as early as possible.

    Q. Who should get vaccinated against influenza?

    Inactivated influenza vaccine is recommended for people with a high risk of developing influenza (flu). It is mainly given to adults over the age of 65, pregnant women, children under the age of 5, and patients having weak immunity due to chronic illness.

    Q. Is Inactivated influenza vaccine helpful in preventing swine flu?

    Yes, Inactivated influenza vaccine is used for the prevention of swine flu.

    Content on this page was last updated on 08 February, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)