Flu frequently asked questionsFAQs
Fluenz Flu vaccination via nasal spray is available NOW and is highly recommended for patients with asthma and other long term health conditions. It is the preferred method of administration for children from 2 years to 17 years of age, and we specialise in administering all types of flu vaccines for children. Children under 2 years of age are not suitable for nasal spray and in this age group injection must be used.
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The influenza viruses are constantly altering their structure. Every year the World Health Organisation recommends which strains the influenza vaccines should contain. It is recommended that all 4 strain vaccines for use in the 2018-2019 influenza season (northern hemisphere winter) contain the following:
– A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09-like strain (A Singapore/GP1908/2015, IVR-180) 15 micrograms HA (swine flu)
– A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like strain (A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016, NIB-104)
– B/Colorado/06/2017-like strain (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage) (B/Maryland/15/2016, NYMC BX-69A) 15 micrograms HA
– B/Phuket/3073/2013-like strain (B/Yamagata/16/88 lineage) (B/Phuket/3073/2013, wild type) 15 micrograms HA
Other important information:
If you are over 65, the Department of Health are advising you to have a new vaccine called Fluad which contains 3 strains and is believed to be more effective in patients over 65. Fluad is supplied for all over 65’s on the NHS national programme and we have not been able to source this vaccine for private use; however the four strain flu vaccine that we supply can be given to this age group if requested.
We offer a corporate service to employers for your employees; we come to your office and immunise your valued employees, reducing the chance of sickness absence from winter flu. We are currently embarking upon the Winter 2018/19 Flu programme.