Being within six feet of a person infected with the influenza virus
Inactive flu virus
Refers to vaccine that contains inactivated or “dead” virus. Inactive virus vaccines cannot cause infection in a vaccinated person.
A contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses; also known as influenza
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
A rare disorder in which a person’s own immune system damages their nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. Most people recover fully from GBS, but some people have long-term nerve damage.
Refers to those who are especially susceptible, at greatest risk for complications, and can easily become infected with the flu (i.e. children under five years old, pregnant women and adults over 50 years old)
Quadrivalent flu vaccine
Trivalent flu vaccine
Vaccine that treats three types of flu viruses (influenza A viruses H1N1 and H3N2 and influenza B); also used as the conventional flu vaccine.
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