Swine Flu Vaccination - How safe is it?
- 5 Months ago
With the growing concern of Swine Flu, precautions are being taken to help stay less prone to contracting the disease. Swine flu (H1N1) is caused by Type A Influenza virus that spreads from contact to an infected individual. Early on in 1976, there was a vaccine introduced for the flu, but it later made headlines for having serious safety issues. Also, the previous outbreak in 2009 was far more widespread after which a new swine flu vaccine was introduced. This vaccine was believed to be fast tracked. The flu vaccination as per scientist claims was considered safe after the issue was rectified and any other flu vaccine ever since has not had any safety concerns.
It is a fact however, that all flu vaccines will cause certain side effects such as rashes, itchiness, swelling, and redness. A small fraction of the population is also believed to experience symptoms like headache and low-grade fever post vaccination. Apart from this, people allergic to eggs cannot get vaccinated as eggs are used in the manufacture of the vaccine.