Friday, January 23, 2009

Influenza Vaccination

Influenza vaccination should be given to those with medical, occupational, or other indications. Medical indications are chronic disorders of the cardiovascular or pulmonary systems, chronic metabolic diseases, immunocompromising conditions, or any condition that compromises respiratory function or that increases risk for aspiration. All healthcare personnel and caregivers of children younger than 5 years should receive influenza vaccination, as should residents of nursing homes and other long-term care and assisted-living facilities, persons likely to transmit influenza to persons at high risk, and others who wish to decrease their risk of getting influenza. Healthy, nonpregnant adults younger than 50 years without high-risk medical conditions who are not contacts of severely immunocompromised persons in special care units can receive either intranasally administered live, attenuated influenza vaccine (FluMist, MedImmune) or inactivated vaccine, but others should receive the inactivated vaccine.
(Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009;57(53))

4 comments:

  1. Medical News:

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  2. iya kesel deh klo kna flu..palagi pas lagi meler2 tuh..sakit kepala, muka panas...wuihh

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  3. iya nich...influenza ngak bisa dibawa kompromi...bayangkan sedang kalo sedang bicara di meeting, tiba2 igusnya alir sendiri...wakakaak...ngak terbayangkan malunya...

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