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Information about Inactivated influenza vaccine

Inactivated influenza vaccine Uses

Inactivated influenza vaccine is used to prevent influenza (flu).

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, Bruise, Joint pain, Sweating, Shivering
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Last updated
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Expert advice for Inactivated influenza vaccine

  • Your doctor will inject Inactivated influenza vaccine as an injection in the muscle of the upper arm or thigh muscle.
  • Vaccination should be repeated in accordance with guidelines to protect you from the flu.
  • It can take up to 2 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 any time during the cold season. However, it is better to get vaccinated at the beginning of the cold season. It is important to know that only one injection is required to protect you for a year.

Q. Who should get vaccinated against influenza?

Inactivated influenza vaccine is recommended for people who are at high risk of developing influenza (flu). It is mainly given to children as early as 6 months of age, pregnant women, and adults patients having weak immunity due to chronic illness.

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

Yes, Inactivated influenza vaccine is used to prevent symptoms of swine flu. Inactivated influenza vaccine contains a very small amount of the flu virus which is introduced in our body to promote the production of antibodies (chemicals that attack that specific virus). This helps to develop immunity against the virus infection in the future.

Q. How do you store Inactivated influenza vaccine?

Inactivated influenza vaccine should be stored in a refrigerator at 2 - 8ºC (35-46ºF) until it is used. The temperature (2 to 8ºC) must be maintained even when transporting Inactivated influenza vaccine.

Q. How is Inactivated influenza vaccine supplied?

Inactivated influenza vaccine is supplied as a suspension in a prefilled syringe with a plunger stopper and a tip cap with or without needles in various pack sizes.


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