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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.
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.
Every exposure to a flu virus will provide lifetime immunity against that exact type of flu in an otherwise healthy person, and so does exposure to the virus in the swine flu …shot. However, a virus can mutate (change), even over a matter of weeks. It is possible, then, to get that new form of the flu, but it is not exactly the same flu. Sometimes if the virus mutated into a form that is not too different from the original one that gave you immunity, your prior exposure will still protect you. If you aren't 100% sure that the type of flu you had was the same strain of flu that is in the flu vaccine (from having had lab tests to type the virus that caused your flu infection), then it is best to get the vaccination anyway. It won't hurt to have another dose, and it may protect you against a slightly different form. In the 2010-2011 flu season in the Northern Hemisphere, the US annual seasonal flu vaccine contains the swine flu vaccine. So it is not necessary this year to get a separate shot for the swine flu like in the 2009 pandemic.
If you are asking if the flu shot will give you the flu so you then can give it to others, then the answer is no. Flu shots are made from viruses that have been changed to be …ineffective at causing flu infections, you will not get the flu from the flu shot. If you are asking if you can be a carrier of the flu even though you have not had it and only came in contact with the virus by way of the flu shot, then that answer is also no, because of the same reason. Flu shots in the US have proven to be very safe over decades of use with very few incidents of any untoward effects (including last year's swine flu shot). The risk of carrying the flu to others is greatly increased if you do not get the shot. Do yourself and those around you a big favor and get the flu shot now. The 2010-2011 flu season has just begun in the US, so it is time right now to get that seasonal flu shot, which will also contain the vaccine for swine flu this year.
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.
It has not disappeared yet, although the pandemic has been declared over. There are still isolated outbreaks around in the world, and it is expected to be one of the main viru…ses for our present flu season (2011-2012) in the US and Northern Hemisphere. The vaccine is included in the 2011-2012 seasonal flu vaccine. There were some confirmed cases of H1N1/09 during the summer months in the US and other nations, including the Southern Hemisphere. They were very rare in the US in the summer. As the weather changes seasons influenza viruses do not infect people as well for some reason, not fully understood. Perhaps changes in humidity or the temperatures. That is why we have a flu season in the Northern Hemisphere each Fall and Winter. The Southern Hemisphere has their season in their Fall and Winter (which is our Spring and Summer time). In between seasons, the flu viruses are quiet/dormant/inactive and not spreading as much. Influenza viruses also die out when there is no host, which they need to be able to replicate. As more and more people are vaccinated for this type of swine flu (H1N1/09), the viruses' ability to find hosts who do not have immunity is markedly reduced. Smallpox was eliminated because of an effective vaccination program. Swine flu could possibly also be eliminated if everyone who could would get their vaccinations. However, influenza viruses can usually mutate easily and quickly. When they mutate, they can sometimes get around our immunity from the vaccination, since the antibodies we made against them from the vaccination is no longer effective for the new mutated virus (they "don't fit" any more). This can be a good thing and the actual swine flu can totally be changed into the new form, eliminating the original form from the wild. If the new form is incapable of making us sick for another reason, or causes only very mild symptoms that may go unnoticed, it would be effectively eliminated and disappear. More often, however, they mutate into forms that cause similar illness but no longer are susceptible to our defenses.