We all know the proverb, “Prevention is better than cure!” This proverb can aptly be applied to our vaccination schedules. Vaccination is the process by which we administer antigenic substances to make ourselves immune to certain viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens so as to repel infections. It is no wonder then that the whole medical community is a strong supporter of different vaccination to improve the health of the community as a whole in what is referred to as herd immunity.
Among many vaccination schedules, much attention is being directed to the flu vaccine nowadays. An adult or a child who is at a risk of catching flu this coming season, has to be vaccinated to prevent the deleterious effects of the virus on body.
The flu vaccination however has to be approved by the FDA every year in order to coincide with the new virus strains that are postulated to be in air this season. Once this is done, the manufacturers take over and prepare the appropriate vaccines. FluLaval is one of the popular flu vaccines manufactured every year that protects against certain strains of the influenza virus. Afluria and Fluzone are the names of different brands of the same vaccine.
Usually the Flulaval is given as a flu shot once in a year, preferably in September, October or November. When you purchase FluLaval vaccine ampoule, make sure that it appears as a clear liquid and is not contaminated with any particles. If however you are suffering from any other respiratory disease or allergic cough and colds, your doctor may advise you to take FluLaval at some later date. Do not miss the dose on the recommended date. If you do, you may miss your chance of building up your immunity against the virus before the flu attack breaks open.
Just beware of certain contraindications of FluLaval. Fever, allergic reactions to earlier flu vaccinations, and uncontrolled nervous system disorders are some of them. Your physician is the best person to advise you correctly on your flu vaccination schedule!