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When was the Swine Flu vaccine approved?


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Answered 2011-04-21 03:28:31

The Swine Flu vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on September 15, 2009.


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The swine flu vaccine was quickly made as soon as possible after isolation of the virus in the spring of 2009. It was approved for use in the US by the Food and Drug Administration on September 15, 2009.

Most animals are able to fight it off like most people are. There is a vaccine for pigs for one type of swine flu but it is not the same as the pandemic swine flu vaccine.

No, you cannot get the flu from the swine flu vaccine. What the H1N1 vaccine does is inject dead or weakened flu germs. That way if you do get the flu, your body will know what to do. But you can't get the flu from the vaccine.

No..The vaccine is tho'..

Yes, in the 2011-2012 flu season in the US, the FDA approved seasonal flu vaccines that protect against the three types of flu that will most likely be infecting people this year, which includes the H1N1/09 swine flu vaccine.

Q-pan is the approved vaccine for Avian Flu or H5N1.

In a way. Originally we needed to take a separate vaccination for the swine flu. Beginning in the 2010 - 2011 flu season, the regular seasonal flu vaccine was adjusted to include the vaccine for the swine flu. So now you can be protected from swine flu by taking the regular seasonal flu shot in the US.

a newvaccine is something to do with swine flu

Sure! Ask your doctor about risks of swine flu in pregnancy, and also ask about the swine flu vaccine for pregnant women.

There was a lot of worry about swine flu in 1976. In fact, the government made a vaccine and had people get vaccinated. However, there were a lot of bad side effects from the vaccine. And fortunately the swine flu never reached epidemic proportions.

no, it is not, remeber, the vaccine is a dead or weakened version, of H1N1I was just given the shot and have had no reaction to this point.

The vaccine for the 2009 pandemic swine flu was released just around the beginning of the flu season in 2009-2010.

"The shot" is a vaccine for the swine flu. If you get the vaccine, then, in theory, you don't get the swine flu. If you didn't get it, then you didn't "survive" it, because "surviving" it means that you got the disease but didn't die from it. So, zero is the answer. On the other hand, the swine flu is no more deadly than the common flu, so the vast majority of the people who got the swine flu survived it.

yes because this flu is dangerous that is why you needed to get a vaccine

Originally in 2009 the vaccine for the pandemic swine flu was a monovalent vaccine, which means it was made to only prevent that one type of flu. Then for the 2010-2011 flu season, a trivalent vaccine was made for the regular flu just like every year. Trivalent means it is made to cover/prevent three different kinds of influenza virus infections. For the most recent flu season in the Northern Hemisphere, the "regular" flu shot contained the vaccine for swine flu and two others. So, the monovalent H1N1 vaccine covered only one type of flu: the pandemic swine flu. But the trivalent seasonal flu vaccines cover three types of flu (one of which, for the 2010 - 2011 flu season, is Swine flu H1N1/09).

Yes, there were several manufacturers' vaccines approved for the 2009 Pandemic Swine flu virus H1N1/09 by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) for use in the US. For the 2010-2011 Flu season, the trivalent (contains three types of flu viruses) vaccine that was approved by the FDA contains the vaccine for H1N1 as well as the two other most likely to be circulating flu viruses.

If you are referring to the vaccine against swine flu, it really was not reinvented for that specific type of flu. Influenza vaccines for the seasonal flu have been being used for decades. The process was the same for making the swine flu vaccine except that they had isolated and grown the virus that causes the swine flu to use to make that portion of the vaccine that contains the antigen (virus). The US CDC worked closely with the FDA and with the drug manufacturers to design and select the correct vaccine to protect against the new flu in 2009. It is included again in the 2011-2012 flu season vaccine (it won't hurt to take it again if you had it one of the prior two years).

Each flu vaccine is targeted to specific varieties of the flu virus. Unless another type of flu is very similar to the targeted virus, it will not be prevented with that vaccine. Having said that, since the 2010-2011 flu season through to the current 2011-2012 season, the "regular" seasonal flu vaccine, which always contains three types of flu vaccine (trivalent), has included the swine flu along with the other two varieties to which the vaccine was targeted. So in that sense, at least currently, the swine flu vaccination is effective against the regular flu since vaccines for each type are put together in one vaccination.

There isn't a way yet to ''get rid of'' swine flu so to make sure u don't get it just get the vaccine for it

That will only be needed if a new mutation of the swine flu occurs that the current swine flu vaccine isn't able to prevent. In the 2009-2010 flu season in the US two shots were need, the regular seasonal flu shot and the H1N1/09 Swine flu shot. But in the current 2010-2011 flu season in the US, the seasonal flu vaccination contains the vaccine for swine flu in addition to the other varieties of flu that are expected to be circulating. So only one shot is needed this year for protection in the flu season.

The swine flu already hit in 2009. As of 2011, annual flu shots include a vaccine for swine flu.

If the swine flu virus doesn't mutate too much, then the vaccination for the original type of swine flu that you had should still protect you from it. But if it has mutated then you might need a different vaccine for that slightly different virus. However, so far there is no indication of a wide difference between the swine flu virus still in outbreaks in some parts of the world and the one the vaccine was for in the 2009-2010 flu season. That said, just to be on the safe side, the 2010-2011 seasonal flu shot will contain the most current vaccine for swine flu, in addition to the vaccines for the other predicted types of flu, that we will most likely see in this season. So in this year's flu season, only a single flu shot will be needed for protection of seasonal flu strains as well as the swine flu strain.

North Carolina was said to have found the swine flu first but, the first person to die from the swine flu was in New Mexico

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