Does this year’s seasonal Flu jab protect against Swine Flu?
About fluLast updated: 24/08/21
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.