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Should Swine Flu Vaccination Be Given To Child As A Preventive Measure?

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Posted on Thu, 5 Mar 2015
Question: Recently there is outbreak of swine flu in the city. My daughter is 3 years 2 month old. Should we give her a swine flu vaccine? I am not sure how useful is the vaccine, that's why I am asking the qustion.
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Answered by Dr. Arun (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
yes you should

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
Recently there has been a number of swine flu cases in many parts of the country.
It is absolutely necessary to vaccinate for protection.
1. The vaccine is very safe and effective for your kids age.
2. It will give protection for atleast a year or two before the virus strain changes.
Go ahead and vaccinate.
Prevention is better and cheaper than cure.
Wishing your baby good health.
Regards
Dr Arun
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Arun (4 minutes later)
Thanks for your quick reply. Is there a particular brand for the vaccine?
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Answered by Dr. Arun (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
all brands are good

Detailed Answer:
There is acute shortage of flu vaccine now.
Whichever is available go for it.
Examples Vaxigrip influgen
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Should Swine Flu Vaccination Be Given To Child As A Preventive Measure?

Brief Answer: yes you should Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. Recently there has been a number of swine flu cases in many parts of the country. It is absolutely necessary to vaccinate for protection. 1. The vaccine is very safe and effective for your kids age. 2. It will give protection for atleast a year or two before the virus strain changes. Go ahead and vaccinate. Prevention is better and cheaper than cure. Wishing your baby good health. Regards Dr Arun