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.
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.