Influenza vaccine

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  • Influenza Vaccine In Australia

    Influenza is a common disease worldwide. In Australia, there is a yearly outbreak the occurs between May and September (SA Health, 2015). According to Influenza Specialist Group, approximately 18000 people are hospitalised and 3500 Australians pass away due to influenza each year. (Infleunza specialist Group, 2013) In Australia, a yearly vaccination is recommended to protect people from influenza. This report will investigate the rationale for and against compulsory influenza vaccination for all Australians over the age of five. Influenza is a viral disease that is spread through respiratory transmission and affects the respiratory tract including the nose, throat and lungs. There are 3 viruses that cause influenza; Influenza types A,B and…

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  • Influenza Vaccine Summary

    many reasons as to why health care workers do or do not get immunized with the influenza vaccine. The article “Requiring influenza vaccination for health care workers: seven truths we must accept”, written by G. A. Poland, P. Tosh, and R. M. Jacobson identifies seven reasons why it is imperative to require all health care employees to receive the vaccine.(Poland, Gregory A.; Tosh, Pritish; Jacobson, Robert M. 2251) The article attempts to persuade the health care system and health care workers…

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  • Influenza Vaccine Pros And Cons

    There are multiple myths surrounding the influenza vaccine in which health professionals, including nurses believe and are not informed of anything different. One myth health professionals believe is that they will acquire the flu as a result of obtaining their flu shot (Mion, 2013). To clarify, the definition of influenza is, as stated by Dictionary.com (2014), “An acute, commonly epidemic disease, occurring in several forms, caused by numerous rapidly mutating viral strains and characterized…

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  • The Effectiveness Of The Influenza Vaccine

    deaths related to influenza, a vaccine-preventable disease, issued a mandate that all healthcare workers get vaccinated. The rationale behind this directive stems from their belief that vaccination of high-risk groups is a proven most effective influenza control measure. According to Steckel (2007), Studies on the efficacy of the vaccine have shown 70% to 90% prevention of infection in adults younger than 65 years when there is a match between the vaccine and the strain of influenza prevalent…

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  • Securitization Of Influenza Vaccine

    level of influenza has allowed world governments to put more funding into promoting vaccinations as well as understanding how the disease itself affects their country (Kamradt-Scott, 2012). When the government considered influenza as a security risk, it would allow them to plan for, diagnose, and handle pandemics with a strategic plan. They were able to put more funding into ending the pandemic sooner, hopefully saving a lot of lives, by getting medicines and vaccinations out to the areas…

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  • Analysis Of Levi's Influenza Vaccine

    On the topic of immunizations, both of them stated being up to date as far as they know on immunizations. When asked if they received an influenza vaccine this season, however, they said no. When exploring the topic, Jared said he had no reason not to, just something his parents never had required. Levi on the other hand, was pretty adamant about influenza vaccines being a hoax by the government. Levi is at an obvious need for education on the subject. It made me wonder if the parents had taught…

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  • American Influenza In 1914

    data in the form of different graphs about influenza. To begin, influenza was placed under the category of “Infectious and Contagious Diseases”, contributing to its category’s total of 1,103 deaths and 4.90% of the total mortality (pg. 42). “Infectious and Contagious Diseases” was further classified under “Parasitic Diseases”, which accounted for 9,522 deaths and 42.40% of the total mortality (pg. 42). Influenza was the twelfth principal cause of death in Maryland in 1916, resulting in 339…

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  • The Influenza Virus H7N9

    Influenza virus H7N9 is commonly known as the avian flu. The avian flu is a viral infection. H7N9 is a subcategory of the type A Influenza virus. H7N9 is predominantly found in poultry. It is rare, but humans can be infected with H7N9. Humans are at risk of contracting H7N9 by handling, living amongst, ingest, and comes in close contact with live or dead infected poultry. The virus can be transmitted via ingestion, direct contact, airborne, and the introduction of contaminates to the mucus…

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  • Criticism Of Swine Flu Vaccine

    Vaccine protects people and prevent against serious life threatening disease. Vaccine is powerful medicinal inventions we have today. Every individual is vaccinated with different types of vaccine from their childhood. It’s been part of our life and has lived with us from past many years ever since then. Vaccines are made from the same antigens that results in disease but are killed or inactive form of antigen. The main concept of vaccination is to treat disease in healthy human before actual…

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  • Vaccines Essay

    What are vaccines? Vaccines are medications that are designed to stimulate the body's immune system and to generate a response that will protect the individual from disease caused by the pathogen(11) When you get a vaccine, you get a small amount of a dead form of the organism which causes the antigens and antibodies to react and so this allows the immune system to get stronger. It is not the actual amount needed for a vaccine but the immune system still has the ability to produce certain…

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