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Ingredients Are In A Flu Shot

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Last Updated: 02 July 2021

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The 2020 - 2021 flu season is not shaping up to be a normal one. That 's not to say it is going to be particularly bad: Clues from Southern Hemisphere, where flu season is well underway, actually hint that it will be a mild year for influenza across the globe. But it will be exceedingly complicate. First of all, mild flu season in the Southern Hemisphere is probably due in large part to masks and social distancing. Second of all, coronavirus is still raging in the US and if flu season packs hospital,ss mortal dangers of both COVID - 19 and flu increase. Coming down with cough and fever could also mean locking down in quarantine while you wait for COVID - 19 test results. Its more crucial than ever to get your flu shot. This year, getting vaccinated for flu will be a bit different too. For one, kids can get vaccinations and flu shots at pharmacies, new approval by the Trump administration. Many pharmacies can give adults flu shots too. And it is more important than ever to get vaccinated on time. August is too soon because protection might wear off by heavy - hitting months later in the season. But September is ideal and you should definitely be up to date by the end of October, though later is better than never. There are also new and improved flu vaccine options for older adults, who are hit hard by both the flu and COVID - 19. And the government may require some people to get flu shots, such as Massachusetts, which is mandating vaccine for students. Every year, scientists around the world do their best to get one step ahead of the flu by developing that years iteration of flu shot. As reminder, vaccines work by giving your body chance to fight off altered versions of virus or bacteria, so that if and when it encounters live virus, it already knows how to react, and you never get sick. But what in flu shot is little more complicated. Recipe starts with the four most popular influenza strains from around world, injected into fertilized chicken eggs or mammalian cells, deactivated so it doesnt give you actual flu, mixed with a grab - bag of preservatives, antibiotics, and sugars, and then formulated for shot or spray to make it in time for 2020 flu season. For those science - is - fucking - awesome types out there, this is indeed fucking awesome. It is also complex as hell, something that keeps virologists on their toes every year. Influenza strains constantly mutate, but scientists get one shot at annual vaccine, making their best guess some 30 weeks in advance to get flu shot out to public. Fortunately, CDC published its recommendations for 2020 - 2021 flu shot on Friday, meaning it is actually possible to understand what you having inject into yourself and your child, wherever it is you get your flu shot.

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Whats in a flu shot?

The flu vaccine contains tiny amounts of viruses it protects against. The presence of these viruses in a vaccine triggers the body natural defense mechanism to produce antibodies to fight them. This means that the body quickly recognizes them when exposed to disease in real life. Influenza virus H1N1 is called Michigan strain, Influenza virus H3N2 is called Hong Kong strain and one or two Influenza B viruses are called Brisbane and Phuket strains. Traditional flu shots are trivalent vaccines because they protect against three viruses: two Influenza viruses, and one Influenza B virus. Person can also get a quadrivalent vaccine, which protects against additional B viruses

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Side effects of flu shots

Flu Vaccine cannot cause Flu because it is made with inactivated or weakened viruses, which are NOT infectious, or with synthetic, lab - make variants of Flu virus. However, flu shot may cause slight Flu - like symptoms that can last for a few days, such as: mild Fever, Headache Muscle aches. However, most common side effect is slight soreness or redness in the arm at the site of injection. In rare situations, flu vaccine can cause serious side effects, such as allergic reactions. These usually occur within a few minutes to few hours after vaccination and can be treat.

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Formaldehyde

Image also claim that formaldehyde is in flu vaccines and that it is carcinogen and also causes infertility and hormone imbalance. Formaldehyde is used in the production of some vaccines, including some flu vaccines, to kill bacteria or viruses Vaccine protect you against. Because of that, traces of it may get into the final vaccine. Vaccine Knowledge Project at the University of Oxford says that amount of natural formaldehyde in two month - old blood is around ten times greater than the amount found in any vaccine. Or, to give another comparison, that pear contains around 50 times more formaldehyde than any vaccine. Formaldehyde is carcinogenic and can cause skin and eye damage, but only in certain concentrations. Amount that could potentially get into Vaccine is a lot lower than this. Studies on formaldehyde and fertility have looked at these hazards among people who work with chemicals at concentrations far higher than youd ever find in Vaccine.

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Flu Viruses

You have two options when you get a Flu shot Vaccine that contains inactivated Flu viruses that ca cause Flu, or Vaccine that contains live attenuated Flu viruses that sometimes cause mild infection. Normal Flu Vaccines contain 15 micrograms of hemagglutinin per virus in the vaccine. Ha is a Flu virus protein that triggers immune response in body. In general, Trivalent Flu Vaccines contain 3 Viruses, with a total of 45 mcg of HA, and Quadrivalent Flu Vaccines contain 4 Viruses, with a total of 60 mcg of HA. The Exception is FluZone, which is a higher - Dose Flu Vaccine for older adults that contains 60 mcg of HA for each of 3 Viruses in the Vaccine, for a total of 180 mcg of HA in a single Dose of Vaccine.

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Preservatives

Beyond three to four viral components, number of additives and preservatives are required to make vaccines effective and to keep them from going bad. These ingredients, sometimes covered as trade secrets by drug companies In other, less - public drugs, have led to many conspiracy theory that like of anti - vaxxers would have you latch onto. Its really much more boring than that. Here are some of ingredients you will find in the 2020 - 2021 flu vaccine and why theyre there. Ingredient: Aluminum Salts In: Most Vaccines Use: Boosts bodys response to vaccine Ingredient: Sugar or gelatin In: Most Vaccines Use: Preservative Ingredient: Formaldehyde In: Most Vaccines Use: Kills viruses or inactivates toxins. Cdc say: Formaldehyde is diluted during vaccine manufacturing process, but residual quantities of Formaldehyde may be found In Some current Vaccines. The amount of Formaldehyde present in some vaccines is so small compared to concentrations that occur naturally in the body that it does not pose safety concern. Ingredient: Antibiotics In: Most Vaccines Use: Prevents bacterial contamination Ingredient: Thimerosal In: Some Vaccines; mostly multi - dose vials Use: Preservative CDC say: Thimerosal has a different form of mercury than kind that causes mercury poisoning. It is safe to use ethylmercury in vaccines because its processed differently in the body and its less likely to build up in the body and because its used in tiny amounts. Even so, most vaccines do not have any Thimerosal in them. Ingredient: Egg proteins In: Some Vaccines Use: Growing vaccine CDC say: Because influenza and yellow fever vaccines are both made in eggs, Egg proteins are present in final products. However, there are two new flu vaccines now available for people with egg allergies.

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