Influenza Vaccination

Posted by | November 05, 2018 | health information, news | No Comments

2019 INFLUENZA VACCINE AVAILABLE AT THE IST CLINIC

The IST Clinic stocks the Northern Hemisphere Influenza Vaccines.This vaccine can be given from the age of 6 months onwards. For those travelling south there are also Southern Hemisphere Influenza Vaccines availabe.

Influenza Vaccination
It is given to prevent influenza and contains inactivated influenza virus vaccine. After immunization it is still possible to be infected by milder upper respiratory viral infections.

Age Dose

6 – 35 months 0.25 ml twice with at least one month interval

36 months and older 0.50 ml just once

Precautions Beware hypersensitivity to egg

The vaccine contains Thiomersal

Due to continuous changes to the influenza virus, the vaccine is “updated” every year and therefore the validity is one year.

There is no need to make an appointment for the influenza vaccination , please request at the clinic reception and one of the nurses will assist you . Please bring your vaccination booklet so that the vaccination can be recorded.

Contact us +255-(0)22-2601307