Flu epidemics break out in many countries every year. They appear with the onset of cold weather, instantly spreading and negatively affecting people's health. Modern medicine offers a means of combating this disease - vaccination. Is the flu shot effective?
The vaccination is recommended in early autumn, from September to November. During this period, the body manages to develop immunity before the onset of mass diseases. You can get vaccinated for children and adults. They vaccinate healthy people no earlier than two weeks after any previous illness.
Manufacturers offer several types of flu shots. The most effective are modern subunit vaccines: influenza plus, influenza, vaccine. Unlike the live vaccines used in the past, they have little or no complications.
The main risk group includes children and the elderly. Influenza can seriously compromise immunity. It is not the disease itself that is dangerous, but the complications that it provokes: pneumonia, bronchitis, meningitis, otitis media.
Modern vaccines, according to doctors, provide a stable immunity. However, opponents of vaccinations suspect deception. Many wonder how one can predict which strain of influenza is attacking people this year. Indeed, it is impossible to determine the type of disease in advance. But with the help of vaccinations, you can prepare the body, reducing the risk of serious complications.
The main complication that most people fear is the risk of getting the flu quickly. But modern vaccinations do not contain a live virus that causes fever, runny nose and other "delights" of the disease.
The flu vaccine is contraindicated for people suffering from allergies, diseases of the nervous system and during exacerbation of chronic diseases. To avoid the consequences, be sure to consult with a competent doctor.