On Tuesday of the next week (week 45), vaccination against seasonal flu begins. 2018 vaccine in the county will provide better protection than before. This is because the vaccine purchased protects against four strains of influenza rather than the previous three years.
– Provides better protection in order to protect against various types of viruses. The difficulty with the flu virus is that they change and you never know which causes most of the morbidity. So the more people are included in the vaccine, the better it says: "Contraband health police officer Jan Smedjegård tells SVT Västmanland.
The vaccine is offered free of charge to people in the recommended vaccination groups. This includes pregnant women and people over 65 years of age. Others who want to take the vaccine can pay for themselves.
After vaccination against swine flu in 2009 and 2010, where in some cases narcolepsy complications have occurred, many have become questionable about vaccination. Jan Smedjegård comments on the following:
– The seasonal influenza vaccine is structured differently from the vaccine used in swine flu in 2009-2010. The common flu vaccine has been used for more than 30 years and millions of doses worldwide and we know you're not addicted to it, says Smedjegård.