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The vaccine for the 2009 pandemic swine flu was released just around the beginning of the flu season in 2009-2010.
In the US in the 2010-2011 flu season: The seasonal flu shot will include the vaccine for H1N1/09, so you won't need a separate shot for the swine flu this year, and you will …get all the protection in one vaccination. In the 2009-2010 flu season: It doesn't matter which shot you get first, as far as being protected from both the seasonal flu and the swine flu is concerned, as long as you do get both types of vaccinations. The two vaccines can not be mixed in one shot. You can take both shots on the same day. As of the end of October, 2009 in the US, there is plenty of seasonal flu vaccine available, while the swine flu vaccine is still being reserved for those at highest risk until the production of the vaccine catches up with the demand. You should not wait to get the seasonal flu vaccine until the swine flu vaccine is available to your risk group in your location for best protection against the seasonal flu. Go ahead and get the seasonal flu shot as soon as you can, and then get the H1N1 (swine flu) shot as soon as it is available to you, too. The nasal mist vaccinations for the two types of flu can not be given at the same time. Live 2009 H1N1 vaccine (the type used in the nasal sprays) can be administered at the same visit as any other live or inactivated vaccine EXCEPT seasonal live attenuated influenza vaccine.
There is no difference in how the shot feels for either type of vaccine. They are the exact same thing except for the difference in the strain of the flu that is included in t…he vaccine. If you are between the ages of 2 and 49, and healthy and not pregnant, you may be a candidate for the nasal mist vaccination which does not involve any needles. There is a nasal mist vaccine approved for use in the US. Or, if you are between the ages of 18 and 64, and healthy, you may be a candidate for the newest type of flu vaccine that is administered intradermally (ID ~ within the skin layers). This new type of vaccine which is available in the US and Northern Hemisphere for the 2011-2012 flu season hurts much less than the injection of IM vaccines. Some of the advantages of this inactive "dead" vaccine: Improved acceptance by needle-averse individualsNeedle is not readily visible to the patientNeedle size 90% smaller than IM needles, 30 gaugeNeedle depth 1.5 mmSmaller amount of vaccine solution injected 0.1 mL Less antigen per injection, 27 mcg compared to 45 mcg IMTrials indicate less pain with injectionsCan cause more local injection site symptoms of mild to moderate redness, swelling, and other site reactions than IM, for 3-7 days Fewer systemic reactions (fever, headaches, muscle aches, etc.) 75% of trial participants were very satisfied96% of clinicians giving the ID vaccines would recommend
They don't shoot you, and it isn't a 'shot' of a drink, it's a needle in the arm. In the 2009-2010 flu season there was a mist as well as a shot for the vaccination for swine… flu. In the 2010-2011 flu season the vaccine for swine flu protection is included in the one vaccination for the seasonal flu.
The injection is usually given intramuscularly (in the muscle) of the upper arm in adults and in the thigh in small children and infants over 6 months (no vaccinations can be …given to infants less than 6 months old since their immune systems are not yet mature enough until then). If you mean where is a location that provides the shots, then in the US you can get them at many pharmacies, some wellness clinics, and some doctors' offices. They usually provide them at the location for patients who are in hospitals and nursing homes when it is time for the seasonal vaccines. Charges are the same everywhere for the vaccine, but some providers may charge a small extra fee for the administrative costs of the clinician and supplies to use for the injections.
In the US in the 2012-2013 flu season, the H1N1/09 swine flu vaccine is included once again in the "regular" trivalent and quadravalent vaccines that have been prepared for th…e seasonal flu. No separate vaccination is needed.
If the question is whether the virus in the vaccine is inactivated "dead" or is attenuated "weakened", then the H1N1/09 pandemic swine flu vaccine comes in both types. The vac…cine for the injection contains only inactivated virus particles. The vaccine for nasal spray contains viruses that have been altered to be too weak to make an otherwise healthy person ill, but will still cause a good immune response for immunity. If by "active" you mean is there vaccine currently available on the market, then in the US now there is seasonal flu vaccine available and it contains the vaccine for three different types of flu. One of those is H1N1/09 swine flu. You can get the vaccination in the usual places for annual flu shots. See related questions below for more...
In the 2011-2012 Flu Season in the US, the swine flu A-H1N1/09 pandemic swine flu vaccine is included as one of the three types of flu viruses in the seasonal flu shot. So you… don't have to get a separate vaccination this year for the swine flu as was needed in the 2009-2010 flu season. Check your local pharmacies. Many national drug store chains, grocery stores with pharmacies, and local drug stores give them, such as Kroger, Walgreen's, CVS, Walmart, etc.
Yes The Common Cold and Influenza are two completely different diseases
because if you do get the swine flu vactionation it will higher the chances of dying because you did get the vactionation than if you didnt get it because all it really does t…o you is is make you throw up and half of the people that did die from the swine flu most likely already had a different sickness or were very old and weak so people think that they always need to get vactionated for something but people don't notice that its much worse for them to get a vactionation than it is for them to stay home and get some rest because God knows what he is doing and God will decide if its time for you to die so don't worry about getting a vactionation. hope that will help:)
It is usually not recommended to get a flu vaccination if you have an active infection. If your TB is active, then you should consult a physician to make the decision of the …risks of each in your case.
You don't have to get the swine flu shot in the US, unless you are a health care worker in some states that require it by law (such as NY). Other countries are requiring the …vaccinations. It is highly recommended that anyone who can should get the A-H1N1/09, especially if you are in one of the groups at high risk for serious complications from the virus. The related question section below has a link for more information about the high risk groups and the safety of the vaccines used in the US. The risk of the flu, the discomfort of the illness, and even risk of death in some groups is much greater than any risks from vaccinations.
In the US, the swine flu shots contain some dead (inactivated) swine flu virus. That is how vaccinations work to introduce samples of the germs that you want to protect yourse…lf from so that your body will produce defenses for that germ so you will have immunity if your body ever is exposed to the germs that are live in the wild. Because the shot contains "dead" viruses, you can't get the flu by using the vaccine. The nasal spray approved in the US for vaccinations against swine flu contain the same kind of virus except instead of being "dead", it has been chemically altered to be too weak to be able to make you sick.
You can get it this flu season (2010-2011) any place you can get the seasonal "regular" flu shot (if you are in the US), since it is included with the standard flu vaccine thi…s year, no separate vaccination is required like in 2009. There is no shortage of the vaccine. Places in the US that provide vaccinations for the flu are most national chain pharmacies (such as CVS, Walgreen's, Walmart, Kroger, etc.) and some smaller retail pharmacies in your local area (call first to see if they are giving them). In addition many health care providers and walk in care centers are providing them. If you have a regular physician you can call to see if they are providing them to their patients and if not, they can probably help you find a location near you.
Yes, it's a vaccination that helps you prevent the swine flu infection.
No. The only animal product in the vaccine is egg or chicken protein remnants from the culturing process of the flu virus, and that is in microscopic amounts. See the related …question for more information on the ingredients of the swine flu shot.