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Flu vaccine for h1n1: Influenza A Virus Vaccine, H1n1, Inactivated (Intramuscular Route) Description and Brand Names

h2N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) – APIC

October 18-24, 2009 is International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW). IIPW is an annual event to raise awareness about the importance of infection prevention and what consumers can do to guard against infections.  As h2N1 influenza continues to spread and more people become infected with the virus, APIC’s message for IIPW 2009 focuses on how consumers can stay healthy during this flu season.

Background on h2N1
The 2009 h2N1 influenza virus (previously called swine flu) is a new strain of influenza virus. It is very contagious and has spread to many areas of the United States and other countries resulting in a pandemic.

It is believed that the h2N1 flu spreads the same way that seasonal flu does. These viruses are transmitted mainly from person-to-person as a result of exposure to people who have flu like symptoms who are coughing and/or sneezing. People can also become infected by touching something that has flu virus on it and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

Symptoms of h2N1 flu are similar to regular seasonal flu and include: fever, cough, sore throat, sneezing, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue. Some persons have also reported diarrhea and vomiting.

2009 h2N1 Influenza Vaccine 
Getting vaccinated is the single best way to protect against influenza illness. h2N1 flu vaccines are now available. They are made the same way and by the same manufacturers as seasonal flu vaccine. This vaccine will not prevent influenza-like illnesses caused by other viruses; therefore, you must get both the seasonal influenza vaccine and the h2N1 influenza vaccine. To find out where to get seasonal or h2N1 vaccines, visit http://www.flu.gov/.

There are two kinds of 2009 h2N1 vaccines available:

  • 2009 h2N1 flu shot (inactivated influenza shot) – This is just like the annual flu shot that is given with a needle; it has killed virus in it and is injected into the muscle. One form of the vaccine contains a preservative called thimerosal; another form is preservative free. For more information, visit the CDC’s website:  http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-inact-h2n1.pdf
  • 2009 h2N1 nasal spray flu vaccine (Live Attenuated Intranasal Vaccine — LAIV). This is a weakened virus in a vaccine that is sprayed into the nose. Certain groups may not get the nasal spray vaccine: pregnant women, people with certain long-term illnesses such as diabetes, asthma etc., children from 6 months to 2 years old, and adults 50 years or older. If you cannot get the nasal spray flu vaccine, you should get the h2N1 flu shot. For more information, please see:  http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-laiv-h2n1.pdf and  http://www.cdc.gov/h2n1flu/vaccination/nasalspray_qa.htm  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have identified ways to stay healthy and guard against the flu:

  • Cough into your sleeve or cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective and should be used frequently.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people (stay 3-6 feet away).
  • If you get sick, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

APIC reminds everyone: Do not visit patients in the hospital or any other healthcare facility if you think you may have the flu.


h2N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Treatment & Management: Medical Care, Prevention

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The world periodically faces waves of seasonal h2N1 type A influenza, the virus of which mutates slightly every year. However, the general human immunity against this disease has always helped people cope with it.

This time, apparently, the virus was subjected to a stronger mutation. Scientists suggest that the disease appeared in Mexico, in the body of pigs. Genetic material from animals, not familiar to the human body, was mixed with the usual set of h2N1 genes.

This modified version of the seasonal flu that is familiar to us was called “swine flu”, and for obvious reasons, aroused the close attention of scientists. As established, the virus continues to mutate, and can be transmitted from person to person.

This circumstance increases the risk of the disease and makes it extremely difficult to create a vaccine against it. The disease, like the common flu, begins with fever, cough, sore throat and muscles, chills and general weakness. Patients often have diarrhea, which is one of the characteristic signs of swine flu.

The only right decision in this case is to call a doctor at home. Self-medication with traditional methods can be fraught with complications and even death. The doctor will make the correct diagnosis and prescribe the necessary treatment. There is currently no specific treatment for swine flu. It is treated in the same way as traditional virus strains. Prevention of the disease is traditional. It is necessary to observe the rules of general hygiene, which is the most important, to minimize visits to crowded places, avoid contact with people who sneeze and cough.

As you know, influenza is transmitted by airborne droplets. For this reason, if you happen to care for the sick, do not forget to wear a gauze bandage. However, we should not forget that it does not guarantee complete protection. The longer the mask is worn, the lower its effectiveness.

And if she began to get wet from breathing, or does not fit snugly to her face, then she is generally useless. There is currently no vaccine for swine flu. Vaccinations, flu shots, against various strains of regular seasonal flu are ineffective, and their use is useless.

Vaccination of the population

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  • Vaccination

Anyone can get the flu, but some groups of people are at a higher risk of developing a serious illness. WHO recommends vaccination:

  • elderly,
  • small children,
  • pregnant women,
  • people with certain health problems.

These groups are most at risk of developing severe complications from influenza. They should also be vaccinated0103 healthcare workers – both for their own protection and to reduce the risk of infection of patients vulnerable to the virus.

Why get vaccinated

This is the best tool we have at our disposal to prevent influenza and reduce the risk of serious complications and even death.

The effectiveness of the vaccine in different years may vary – it depends on the types of circulating virus and their compliance with the components of the vaccine. In addition, the effectiveness depends on the health and age of the person being vaccinated, as well as on the time that has elapsed since vaccination.

On average, the vaccine prevents about 60% of infections in healthy adults aged 18–64 years. The vaccine becomes effective in about 14 days.

How long does the vaccine last?

The entire epidemiological season.

Can a vaccine cause the flu?

The injection cannot cause the flu because it does not contain a live virus.

Is this vaccine generally safe?

The seasonal flu vaccine has been used for over 50 years. Millions of people receive the vaccine, and its safety has been tested by time.

Each year, national drug regulatory authorities scrutinize a new vaccine before it is licensed. Countries also have systems in place to monitor and investigate all cases of adverse events following influenza immunization.

Quadrivalent vaccine – what is it?

The quadrivalent (quadrivalent) influenza vaccine is designed to protect against four different types of influenza viruses:

  • two influenza A viruses;
  • two influenza viruses type B.

In the past, influenza vaccines protected against three different influenza viruses (trivalent vaccines). These included influenza virus type A (h2N1) , influenza virus type A (h4N2) .


The main contraindication for influenza vaccination is an allergic reaction to the components of the vaccine and the general somatic condition (fever and other symptoms of SARS).

Before vaccination, the patient must be examined by a doctor.

When you get the flu shot

It is best to get vaccinated before flu season starts. Influenza vaccination campaigns usually take place from September 1 to November 1, before the start of the seasonal circulation of the virus (if necessary, immunization is extended).

However, it’s never too late to get a vaccine – getting vaccinated makes you more likely not to get sick and reduces your risk of serious consequences from the flu.

Why is it necessary to vaccinate every winter?

Group viruses are constantly mutating, and different strains can circulate every year. In addition, immunity from vaccination weakens over time. The composition of seasonal influenza vaccines is updated each year to provide the greatest protection against viruses circulating at that time.

Where to get a flu shot in Sevastopol

Adults should contact the clinic at the place of attachment or mobile vaccination stations. Children are vaccinated in kindergartens and schools.

There are vaccination points in Sevastopol (you can sign up for each of them regardless of attachment):

(according to the work schedule of polyclinics)

  • Polyclinic No. 1 (Adm. Oktyabrsky St., 19)
  • Polyclinic No. 2 (Eroshenko St., 11)
  • Polyclinic No. 3 (B. Mikhailova st., 4)
  • Polyclinic No. 4 (at Suprun, 19 and Silaeva st., 3)
  • Polyclinic No. 5 (pl. Gennerich, 1, St. Budischeva, 9)
  • Outpatient clinic for general practice and family medicine (Shevchenko str., 3)
  • Polyclinic for the adult population (Levanevskogo str., 25)
  • Polyclinic Inkerman (st. Umrikhin, 16)
  • Polyclinic for adults (street Mira, 5)

Mobile vaccination stations

(7 days a week from 9:00 to 19:00)

Vaccination in mobile points is carried out on a first-come, first-served basis. You must have a passport, medical policy and SNILS with you.

Additional vaccination points

(according to the work schedules of feldsher-obstetric stations and rural outpatient clinics)

GBUZS “City Hospital No. 4”

  • medical outpatient clinic in Kacha;

  • medical outpatient clinic Verkhnesadovoe;

  • medical ambulance station Solnechny;

  • medical outpatient clinic Osipenko;

  • feldsher-obstetric station with. Cherry;

  • feldsher-obstetric station with. Andreevka;

  • feldsher-obstetric station with. Far;

  • feldsher-obstetric station with. rotary;

  • feldsher-obstetric station with. Front.

GBUZS “Sevastopol City Hospital No. 9”

  • medical outpatient clinic Eagle;

  • medical outpatient clinic Ternovka;

  • medical outpatient clinic p. Sugarloaf.

Sevastopol Tuberculosis Dispensary

  • Fiolentovskoe Highway 17, +7(8692) 41-78-97
    Sevastopol city oncological dispensary. A.A. Zadorozhny

    • at st. Eroshenko, 13, (only for patients registered with a medical organization), +7(978) 254-50-08, +7(978) 254-50-63

    A referral from a doctor is not required. To get vaccinated, it is enough to contact the reception of the clinic. No special preparatory procedures are required before vaccination.


    Can I be forced to get vaccinated (in kindergarten, at school, at work )?

    No. Vaccination is voluntary.

    Where do they get vaccinated?


    Can the vaccine be wetted?

    Undesirable on the first day.

    Can I get the flu and pneumococcal vaccine at the same time?

    Yes, it is possible and even desirable.