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Dose: Annual Influenza Vaccination should be given every year and should be continued till 5 years of age.
Protects against: Influenza, commonly known as the 'seasonal flu'; a respiratory infection caused by two main types of influenza virus: Types A and B.
To be given: Between 30 to 36 months
How can you help protect your child?
The flu vaccine can be provided as part of routine immunization for infants. Immunity from vaccination wanes over time so annual vaccination may be needed to protect against the flu. Consult with your healthcare professional for further information.
Other protective measures against flu are practicing good hygiene such as regular hand washing with proper drying of the hands and covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, self-isolation of those feeling unwell to prevent the spread of the virus to others, avoiding close contact with sick people, and avoiding touching one's eyes, nose or mouth.
If you miss out the dose of these vaccinations during the stipulated time, you can consult with your doctor for a Catch-up Vaccination.
What are the precautions to be taken during vaccination in these times?
Your doctor will guide you to follow a set of instructions post vaccination. Please follow those instructions carefully.
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Information appearing in this material is for general awareness only. Nothing contained in this material constitutes medical advice. Please consult your doctor for any medical queries, any question or concern you may have regarding your condition. The disease list indicated for vaccination is not complete, please consult your child’s Paediatrician for the complete vaccination schedule. The disease representation icons/images and animation are for illustrative purpose only.