07 July 2010

FLU VACCINE 2010-2011

Both our clinics at AMK and Novena are currently carrying limited stocks of the seasonal Flu vaccines.
* Please call our clinics to check stock status beforehand.

People who should get the seasonal vaccine each year are:
1.Children aged 6 months up to 5 years
2.Pregnant women
3.People 65 years of age and older
4.People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, gross obesity, low immunity
5.People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
6.People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
a.Health care workers
b.Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
c.Household contacts and caregivers of children

The present flu vaccine covers the following:
•A/California/7/2009(H1N1)-like strain (pandemic Influenza H1N1 2009 strain);
•A/Perth/16/2009 (H3N2)-like strain;
•B/Brisbane/60/2008-like strain.
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/influenza/recommendations2010_11north/en/index.html

Do NOT vaccinate if there is egg allergy or acute fever.