What is flu vaccine
Vaccines are there to protect you against different viruses that can prove fatal for your health. A vaccine prepares your body against a particular type of virus and saves you from falling prey to that disease. Influenza (flu) is a disease that is caused by several viruses. The disease can be easily spread in homes and workplaces. A vaccine helps you protect your body against this virus so you don’t experience this disease. The vaccine will only work if the disease is being caused by a virus that is there in the vaccine–or it should be a closely related one.
The risk of getting affected by this virus is higher when the season changes: in May and October. The best time to get vaccinated for this diseases depends on it.
Fluquadri flu vaccine is one example of flu vaccine that protects you against influenza. However, it must be noted that the flu will be ineffective against any bacterial disease that might have symptoms similar to flu
Influenza virus is one of the most common viruses and this is why, most hospitals keep their hospital supplies in Perth filled with this vaccine, to meet the growing demand of this vaccine.
How vaccine works?
A vaccine contains dead or dormant viruses that would otherwise cause the disease. These dead viruses help the body recognize the virus and prepare against active viruses. To prepare, the body makes antibodies that fight the disease, incase the active virus enters the body. This is why, the fluquadri flu vaccine will only work against the virus that it contains in inactive form. The vaccine will not help you against any virus or bacteria that isn’t in the vaccine.
Although fluquadri flu vaccine is harmless and does not cause any adverse reactions, still, there are certain scenarios in which you need to consult your doctor before taking this vaccine.
- If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor about this vaccine. Your doctor will be able to suggest whether it’s safe for you to take this medicine in this situation or not.
- If you have had an allergic reaction to any vaccine before, consult a doctor before taking the vaccine. It’d be better if the doctor knows your family history. This way, the doctor will be in a better state to predict the outcomes of the vaccine and determine whether the vaccine is safe for you or not.
- In case of any other confusion, it is best that you consult your doctor to make sure the vaccine is safe your blood chemistry.
If you have been taking medicines for longer times, for example for cancer treatment or any other disease, consult your doctor before going for the vaccine. This even applies for the OTC medicines that if you take often. Your doctor will also suggest whether you can take the OTC medicines at the time of vaccination or not. Moreover, if you have taken any other vaccine in near past, you should discuss that with your doctor.
It is very important that you consult and discuss about the vaccination with your doctor. The doctor will be able to suggest whether it’s safe for you to take the vaccine or not. Furthermore, the doctor will be able to guide you for the right time when you should take the vaccine; when it will be most effective.
Like any other medication, there are some side effects of fluquadri vaccine. These side effects are not permanent. Some of the common side effects are:
- Pain in the muscle
- Swelling or bruising in the injected area
There are some other possible side effects that are not that common:
- Loss of appetite
If you feel any of these side effects, it’s fine. There’s nothing to worry about. However, if these side effects prolong and you keep experiencing any of these for more than a week, in that case, you should consult your doctor.
Storing fluquadri vaccine
Fluquadri vaccine is usually stored in a cool place in pharmacies and hospital supplies. However, if you need to store it at home, keep it in the temperature range of 2C°-8C°.