The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC or CDC) have made a concerted effort to educate healthcare professionals and parents about the importance of vaccinating their children. The new CDC-approved vaccines schedule is designed to provide vaccines that provide the same level of protection as the original schedule that was used before the introduction of the influenza vaccine. This new schedule is consistent with previous recommendations but also eliminates the flu vaccine recommended for infants and young children as a result of concerns about its safety and efficacy in young, healthy people.
Is this vaccine against MERS a new vaccine?
This new influenza vaccine will not be called an “immunization” vaccine in the United States so if you are thinking you aren’t immunized against this new influenza vaccine, you may not be. This H1N1 vaccine can be used against other strains of the H1N1 virus although the “immunization” part is new. So you should look it up to see if you meet the health care definition of a “healthcare provider,” or if you are a parent. If you are looking to get your young child vaccinated for the flu or other flu-related symptoms of their illness, don’t forget to tell your health care provider what you get. Otherwise, you can’t be sure you’ll get the vaccine you need!
How can I tell if I am a good candidate?
The CDC has developed several indicators based on the risk level of your health care provider. These include the following categories:
1) The risk of severe reactions to vaccinations that are not serious (like a sore arm).
2) The risk of serious reactions to vaccines, but less severe than those described above, including, for example: swelling or redness on one side of the face, mouth, or neck after a vaccination, sudden fever, headache, rash, or malaise after a vaccination, loss of consciousness after taking a drug.
3) The risk of the serious problems described above and the risk of death or serious harm.
4) The risk of serious problems following an influenza vaccine.
The CDC also has developed three risk factors for severe reactions to influenza vaccine that are not considered serious:
The risk of developing a severe infection of the brain or central nervous system after a vaccination.
The rate at which a vaccinated person could develop serious complications from a vaccine, including a serious complication of the heart or