The Washington Post has published a very good article on the best vaccines available for the influenza pandemic.
This article provides detailed information about the flu vaccines, and the benefits and risks associated with each of them.
Here are some of the most important points: Vaccine ingredients and properties: The flu vaccines are manufactured from different types of biologics and contain different combinations of different chemicals.
This makes it important to understand which vaccines are the most effective.
The flu vaccine contains about 80 different components: In a vaccine, these components include: Fluvalix® (fluvalix,flavivax) – A biologic that contains a naturally occurring vaccine ingredient called flavin, which protects against flu and other respiratory viruses.
In flu vaccines administered to adults and children, this component is called fluvac (fluvac).
Vaccine ingredients: Virus-fighting antibodies: These antibodies protect the body against a number of types of viruses.
Fluvalax and Vaxivax are the two most commonly used vaccines.
Vacillin-streptococcus-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRS) – The two most common strains of VRS, VRS-CoV and VRS-, are also commonly used in flu vaccines.
Vaccines containing this type of vaccine can be used to prevent the spread of V RS, which is resistant to other vaccines.
Fluvaix and Fluvax are two other types of vaccines that contain VRS.
Mammalian Immunoglobulin (MII) – This vaccine is made from proteins that protect the immune system against the influenza virus.
A second type of MII vaccine is available that can be administered to children and adults.
Stingray-1 – This influenza vaccine contains the vaccine-preventable variant of mammalian antigen (MAV).
In this vaccine, the MII component can be replaced by a non-MII component called mRNA.
This component can help reduce the amount of viral DNA present in the vaccines, reducing the likelihood of the vaccine causing a reaction.
Fluvalix and Favivac are the two flu vaccines that are also used in children.
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines: This type of vaccination is made up of pneumococcus bacteria that can cause pneumonia.
These vaccines are also administered to people who are infected with pneumococcal bacteria.
They can be taken to prevent pneumonia if they are administered in the same day as someone who is not.
The vaccines are administered by nasal spray, inhaler, and injection.
Treatment: A vaccine that protects against the flu can help people get better.
In some cases, this can mean an additional vaccination for flu.
You can get vaccinated against influenza with flu vaccines in two ways: by taking the flu vaccine for an extended period of time and then returning to your normal schedule; or you can stop taking the vaccine altogether and get vaccinated again.
If you have had any type of flu or flu-related illness, call your doctor or health-care provider right away.
Flu vaccination is usually recommended for all adults over the age of 65.
More: Top flu vaccine news: Top vaccines (CDC) for the flu pandemic (CBS News) and how to take care of the flu (ABC News)