Influenza Vaccine Pharmacology

Influenza Vaccine

About Influenza Vaccine
Mechanism of Action of Influenza Vaccine
Influenza virus vaccine is used to prevent infection by the influenza viruses. The vaccine works by stimulating our body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the disease. It is also known as a "flu shot
Pharmacokinets of Influenza Vaccine
Onset of Action for Influenza Vaccine
Duration of Action for Influenza Vaccine
Half Life of Influenza Vaccine
Side Effects of Influenza Vaccine
1. Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
2. Hives
3. Itching, especially of feet or hands
4. Reddening of skin
5. Weakness
6. Nasal congestion
7. Runny nose
8. Aches or pains in muscles
9. Cough
10. Diarrhea
11. Ear ache
12. Fever
Contra-indications of Influenza Vaccine
1. Hypersensitivity to the vaccine or any other ingredients of drug
2. Allergy to egg
3. Acute infection
4. Respiratory infection
Special Precautions while taking Influenza Vaccine
Use with caution in patients with neurological disorder
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
CHILDREN below 6 yrs - Contraindicated
Indications for Influenza Vaccine
Active immunization against influenza virus
Interactions for Influenza Vaccine
Typical Dosage for Influenza Vaccine
Adults and children (13yrs):0.5 ml
Children (3-8yrs):0.5 ml (split virus only)
Children (<6yrs):0.25ml (split virus only)
A second dose should be given (after an interval at least 4 weeks) to children above 8 yrs who have not been infected or vaccinated previously.
Schedule of Influenza Vaccine
Storage Requirements for Influenza Vaccine
Store at 2 - 8 degree C. Do not freeze
Effects of Missed Dosage of Influenza Vaccine
Effects of Overdose of Influenza Vaccine
Give symptomatic and supportive treatment

Home Delivery for Influenza Vaccine in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including influenza vaccine.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for influenza vaccine and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for influenza vaccine may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take influenza vaccine only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for influenza vaccine before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for influenza vaccine with the pharmacy.

Influenza Vaccine is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for influenza vaccine might be better known than influenza vaccine itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have influenza vaccine in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for influenza vaccine.