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Flu Shots Against Influenza A, Influenza B and H1N1 Virus
Flu Shots Against Influenza A, Influenza B and H1N1 Virus

Babies who are more than six months of age can be vaccinated against two kinds of seasonal influenzas, along with the pandemic H1N1 virus, often called as swine flu, with only one injection at private clinics this year. Apparently, the vaccine will be available at pharmacies within next week.

It is mentioned in the pamphlet of Influvac that it is the only flu vaccine available in this sector this year and that infants who fall in the age group of 6 months to 3 years are given 0.25 ml of the vaccine.

Children who are above three years are given one dose, i. e., 0.5ml. The vaccination should be repeated after four to six weeks, if the child is getting vaccinated for the first time.

According to the pamphlet, pregnant women should consider a flu vaccination from their second trimester. About 4.8 million doses will be used by the state to vaccinate particularly the pregnant women, HIV-positive people and healthcare workers.