Does this year’s seasonal Flu jab protect against Swine Flu? 

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Last updated: 24/08/21
ANSWER BY: Dr Richard Dawood Medical Director
Date Added: 09/08/21

The short answer is yes.

“Swine flu”, also known as the H1N1 virus, is a type of influenza A virus. Swine flu first made headlines in 2009 when it was first discovered in humans and became a pandemic. The H1N1 virus is now considered a normal seasonal flu strain, which is covered by the annual seasonal flu vaccine.

This year’s Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere flu vaccines both include protection against H1N1 swine flu – both Quadrivalent & Trivalent flu jab options.

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