Who is contraindicated for the flu vaccine?

Who is contraindicated for the flu vaccine?

People who SHOULD NOT get a flu shot include: Children younger than 6 months of age are too young to get a flu shot. People with severe, life-threatening allergies to any ingredient in a flu vaccine (other than egg proteins) should not get that vaccine. This might include gelatin, antibiotics, or other ingredients.

How many died from the flu in 2015?

* 2019 to 2020 season is a preliminary estimate.

Season Hospitalizations Deaths
Estimate Estimate
2013-2014 350,000 38,000
2014-2015 590,000 51,000
2015-2016 280,000 23,000

What are the contraindications for live vaccines?

Live vaccines are generally contraindicated for most people who are severely immunocompromised. If there is uncertainty about how severely a person is immunocompromised and whether it is safe for them to receive a vaccine, do not vaccinate them.

Who is not eligible for a funded influenza vaccine?

Pregnant women (any trimester) People aged 65 years and older. People aged under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed below. Children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness.

What was the name of the flu in 2015?

Overall, influenza A (H3N2) viruses predominated nationally, followed by influenza B viruses; influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 viruses were identified less frequently. Influenza A viruses were more commonly detected until late February 2015, after which there was substantial influenza B activity.

Who should not receive live attenuated vaccines?

Who should not get the nasal spray flu vaccine?

  • Children younger than 2 years old.
  • Adults 50 years and older.
  • People with a history of severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of the vaccine or to a previous dose of any flu vaccine.

What is an absolute contraindication to immunization?

Anaphylaxis or a severe hypersensitivity reaction is an absolute contraindication to subsequent doses of a vaccine. Persons with a known allergy to a vaccine component should not be vaccinated.

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