Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses. 4 studies conducted, with 143 children. Unclear benefits. Irritating side effects and unclear safety.
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No data exists on benefits. More research is needed. Side effects are very frequent.
The recommended dosage for children who take the flu shot for the first time is twice, at least 4 weeks apart. This dosage primes the immune system, and may prove more effective.
Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses
Children with Cystic Fibrosis, 2 to 16 years old
Seasonal vaccine (once a year). Most brands - 0.5 mL (Fluzone - 0.25 mL). One dose or two doses at least 1 month apart.
Prevention of Influenza infection, symptoms and complications.
Unclear. It does evoke immune system response, but it is not clear if this response brings actual benefits (prevention of flu symptoms and flu complications).
Unclear. More research needed. The studies resulted high frequency of side effects, but none were life threatening or persistent. Irritating side effects include: soreness, redness, and/or swelling from the shot; headache, fever, cough, nausea, muscle aches, itching, sore eyes.
Flu (influenza virus infection and symptoms).
Symptoms and signs:
Cough, dizziness, fever, headache, nausea, pains, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting and aches.
Ear infection, lung infection, Seizures.
Flu shot (vaccine)
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Influenza vaccines, also known as flu shots or flu jabs, are vaccines that protect against infection by influenza virus. A new version of the vaccine is developed twice a year as the influenza virus rapidly changes.Their effectiveness varies from year to year. The effectiveness in those under two years old and over 65 years old is unknown due to the low quality of the research. (source)
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