oa Professional Nursing Today - Vaccine recommendations for seasonal influenza : flu update

Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Extracted from text ... 5 Professional Nursing Today March / April 2006 Vol. 10 No. 2 flu update Epidemiology Unit, NICD The influenza vaccine for 2006 is now available in South Africa. The following strains have been recommended by the World Health Organization for the 2006 Southern Hemisphere influenza season: ? A/New Caledonia/20/99 (H1N1) - like virus ? A/California/7/2004 (H3N2) - like virus ? B/Malaysia/2506/2004 - like virus Indications for influenza vaccine use in South Africa for 2006 include: ? Persons (adults or children) who are at high risk for influenza and its complications because of underlying medical conditions and who are receiving regular ..

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