INFLUENZA VACCINATION AT EMC: RELIABLE HEALTH PROTECTION
Only certified vaccines of high quality are in use in the European Medical Center such as Influvac and Vaxigrip.
Autumn and winter is the time of the influenza (flu) epidemic. At the European medical center, vaccination of patients of all ages traditionally begins in September.
What the vaccination is and why does it necessary
Complications such as bronchitis, otitis, pneumonia, etc. are often occur after the flu. As a result the disease may last for several weeks. Vaccination is a method of specific immunity development. Administrated vaccine prepares the body for a possible contact with the virus. Based on the data from the global medical community on the virus strain which is expected to be circulated in the region in the particular season, an appropriate virus strain is used for vaccine manufacturing. Therefore, the vaccine composition varies from year to year. Being the most effective anti-flu protection method vaccination can significantly reduce the risk of the disease and possible consequences. After vaccination, people get sick with flu very rarely. Nonetheless, if the infection occurs, the disease is usually mild and patient returns to normal life in a short time.
In the European Medical Center, doctors have vast experience in vaccine prophylaxis both in adults and in the youngest patients.Indications for vaccination:
- Flu prophylaxis in adults and children over 6 years.
- Patients over 60 years.
- Patients with respiratory tract infections including asthma.
- Patients with cardiovascular disorders of any origin.
- Patients with chronic renal failure.
- Patients with chronic metabolic disorders including diabetes.
- Immunocompromised patients as well as patients, treated with immunosuppressive agents, cytostatic agents, high doses of corticosteroids; or patients under radiotherapy.
- Hypersensitivity, including egg white and aminoglycosides (antibiotics).
- Allergic reactions to previous vaccination.
- An acute febrile conditions or exacerbation of chronic diseases (vaccination may be performed after recovery or remission).
- Mild ARVI.
Note that vaccine should be administrated twice at an interval of 4 weeks for children who were not previously vaccinated.
Have yourself and your family prepared for flu season. Flu vaccination can be done in any of our clinics at the Emergency Department. We can also arrange vaccination at home or in the office.