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Key Facts About Onsite Vaccinations For The Flu in 2022

The flu is a constant ailment which circulates throughout the world population every single year. It is much more infectious than the common cold, and more severe in its symptoms and its effect on the human body. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu caused over 41 million illnesses between 2010 and 2020, as well as 710,000 hospitalisations and 52,000 deaths. As you can see, the flu is not a disease which is to be brushed off lightly, like the common cold often is.

It can prove to be serious or even fatal, especially for those with chronic disease or other ailments such as Asthma. Consequently, onsite vaccinations are a proven method of preventing severe symptoms of the flu. Onsite vaccinations are typically one of the most effective methods to protect a large group of people en masse, and prevent the flu from causing them serious harm, or even spreading.
Here are the key facts, as we know them, about onsite vaccinations for the flu in 2022.

How do onsite vaccinations work in the body?

Onsite vaccinations are injected into the body in order to develop antibodies. These antibodies are used to protect the body from further exposure to influenza viruses. In detail, the body is exposed to small parts of the virus through onsite vaccinations. The immune system responds with cells called B Lymphocytes, which create antibodies. These antibodies help to protect the body from further exposure to specific viruses, such as influenza. It can take days to weeks for antibodies to form, but when they do, they give the body a protective defence for the foreseeable future. However, the influenza strain can carry many different strains which makes it difficult to be protected against for extended periods of time (years).

Different Influenza Strains

There are a number of Influenza strains which circulate, and these often change every year, making it difficult to provide immunization jabs which provide long term protection.

In 2022, the current strains being protected against by onsite vaccinations include:
? a B/Austria/1359417/2021-like (B/Victoria lineage) virus- a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (B/Yamagata lineage) virus
? – an A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus- an A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus
? – an A/Wisconsin/588/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus

Who Should Be Vaccinated?

Government entities typically recommend onsite vaccinations for any who are 6 months and older and wish to be protected against influenza.
Receiving onsite vaccinations is particularly important for those who have serious health conditions which could be severely affected by an influenza infection and the complications that accompany it. These serious health conditions could be Asthma, immunocompromising diseases and cancer.

Here at Corporate Care, we provide onsite vaccinations to businesses for their employees. This way, businesses are able to protect their workers against the circulating strains of Influenza which circulate every year. We hope this blog has outlined the key facts about onsite vaccinations and how they can protect against influenza, a disease which is often mistaken as being mild.