In the cold and flu season, the new threat of swine flu infection looms large on everyone’s mind. Everyone is concerned about the possibility of a pandemic and a recurrence of the flu outbreak of 1918 is being feared. In order to survive this swine flu season, vaccination may sound like the easiest option but that is not the best idea in view of the possible side-effects. There are two types of swine flu vaccines, one administered through nose and the other through injection.
The reason why options other than vaccination need to be considered to survive swine flu season is that one cannot be sure of the effect of the body’s reaction with the virus. The injection for vaccination contains a mercury preservative called thimerosol while the vaccine administered through nose does not. Viruses for these vaccines are developed by growing them in fertilised chicken eggs. Thus, these viruses should not be given to people with an allergy to eggs. Other chemicals used in the vaccine are formaldehyde to inactivate the virus and aluminium for having an antibody response. Medical advice should be sought before taking vaccination as one cannot be aware of how any of these substances may react to your body.
Ways to Survive Swine Flu Season without Vaccination
Make use of these tips to survive swine flu this season without suffering from the side-effects of vaccination.
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