Flu Shot Basics

by AdminJ on September 15, 2009

Fall is here, school has started and the Flu is right around the conor. I am starting to see tons of ads for Flu shots at your local pharmacy so I thought I would give everyone the basic info on the flu shot.

What is in a Flu Shot?

The Flu Shot is an inactivated vaccine which is the dead influenza virus. Each shot contains three different viruses-one A (H3N2) virus, one regular seasonal A (H1N1) virus, and one B virus. It typically takes 2 weeks after vaccination to be protected.

Who should get the Flu Shot?

Pregnant women, Children from 6 months to 19 years old, Adults 50 years and older, all seniors, Health Care Workers and anyone with a chronic condition.

When should one get the Shot?

Flu season starts in November and ends in April. The flu shot is usually available in September. As of today, 9/10/09 I know a number of Walgreen’s throughout the country have the Vaccine in stock.

Side Effects?

There are all different side effects but common side effects are Redness, soreness and swelling where the short was given. Some aches and fever do occur. This is usually with the first 2 days.

Be sure to look into your insurance policy, you may get a free flu shot.

Please Call Politi Insuranec Agents & Brokers for free medical Insurance quotes and if you have any questions



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