What is flu vaccine? Cost, Efficacy & Side Effects?

Getting Flu vaccine annually is safe? Who all can take flu vaccine, is it effective for covid-19. Read the article to know the details
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DELHI, India - Sept. 23, 2021 - PRLog -- Things you need to know about Flu vaccine: Who all can take it?

A flu shot can make your life easier and can safeguard you from influenza or the flu that is not a simple cold. Every winter, the influenza virus creates havoc all across the country.  Notably, Flu is highly contagious and it can cause many hospitalizations. The flu vaccine is available every year to help people protect themselves from the flu.  But is it safe? What is the cost and are there any side effects? We have tried to answer your questions in this article.

What is flu vaccine or shot

The Center of Disease Control says that a flu shot protects against influenza and a lot of other diseases. They further added that amid the Covid-19 Pandemic, an additional flu illness will only add to the problem. As per CDC, the flu vaccine doesn't protect against COVID-19 but can keep other flu infections at bay, and can prevent the burden of diseases. While talking to a leading daily, Dr. Manish Mannan, HOD Paediatrics and neonatology said, " There could be an instance where a person might get COVID-19 and Influenza both. In that case, the flu shot will increase the survival chances."

Is the flu shot safe?

The flu shot or vaccine is safe and everyone 6 months and above can take the vaccine. However, there is a set of people who should not take this shot. But the efficacy of the shot varies from one season to another. Ideally, the flu shot is taken annually. Now, let us take a look at who all can't take this flu shot:
  • Children less than of 6 months
  • People who had a severe reaction to the flu vaccine or any of its ingredients
  • Those with egg or mercury allergies
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