oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - A flu vaccine update for flu season 2013 : colds and flu

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



Winter will soon be upon us, with the usual influx of patients into pharmacies presenting with colds and influenza (flu). A flu vaccine is the best defense against contracting the flu virus. In this article, the composition of the flu vaccine for the 2013 flu season will be discussed, as well as who should be vaccinated, the dose to be given, who should not receive the vaccine and common side-effects relating thereto.

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