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What viruses will the 2013-2014 flu vaccine protect against?
The 2013-2014 trivalent influenza vaccine is made from the following three viruses:
- an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
- an A(H3N2) virus antigenically like the cell-propagated prototype virus A/Victoria/361/2011;
- a B/Massachusetts/2/2012-like virus.
Who Should receive a Flu Shot?
All people 6 months of age and older should get flu vaccine.
People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions.
People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
Health care workers
Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu.
Vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of severe influenza and their close contacts, including healthcare personnel and close contacts of children younger than 6 months.
Who Gives The Vaccination?
Vaccinations will be administered by an APha Certified Managed Healthcare Pharmacy Pharmacists who have completed specialized training in immunization services. Our pharmacist will even travel to your long term care facility to provide flu vaccinations!
Good Health Habits for Prevention:
Cover Your Mouth and Nose
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
Clean Your Hands
Washing your hands often will help protect from germs.
Avoid Touching Your Ears, Nose or Mouth
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Stay Home When You Are Sick
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
Visit the Centers for Disease Control website for more information.