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Different Types of the Flu Vaccines and Its Many Benefits

As we enter the flu season, there is much to gain from the flu vaccine. Sometimes there are some possible side effects, especially as it becomes a more concentrated vaccine formula over the years. However, with the increased number of flu cases over the past few years, and the severity of the virus, the benefit of getting the vaccine in time is very great.

Initial Vaccine Required at a Younger Age
Some vaccines are required at a very young age, sometimes only once to help keep children from contracting serious, life-threatening illnesses. Luckily, here in the United States many of those vaccines, like those for polio and rubella, have become required to keep these illnesses away from our children.

Starting with the Cold
The flu is not the only illness of concern throughout the late fall and winter. Children are known to catch up to ten colds a year although

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Types of Available Flu Shots

The flu vaccine comes in multiple forms and are approved for different age groups. However, neither vaccine is recommended over another so long as the recipient falls into the approved age group. Some have a specific formulation for elders while others are approved for children as young as six months old. It is wise for anyone 6 months or older to be vaccinated to help protect against more severe flu symptoms and while your health care provider will provide you with the correct vaccine for you, let’s take a closer look at the different types and their intended age groups.

Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine

The quadrivalent flu vaccine is used to protect against four strains of flu viruses (two influenza A and two influenza B viruses). There are multiple kinds of these vaccines including Alfuria Quadrivalent and Fluzone Quadrivalent. Some are approved for children as young as 6 months old while the recombinant flu shot is only intended for people 18 or older.

Trivalent F

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