Benefits of the H1N1 Vaccine
Unlike the common flu vaccine, the H1N1 vaccine doesn’t produce any flu-like symptoms. After receiving the injection, you won’t experience headache, fatigue, cough or fever, because the vaccine enhances the body’s immunity and ability to ward off the H1N1 virus. In fact, those who are more susceptible to infections, such as those with chronic asthma, young children and the elderly, have a far smaller mortality rate from the virus after receiving the vaccine. Once vaccinated, a person becomes immune to the virus for a prolonged period of time.
Those who are most vulnerable to the virus (pregnant women, children, the elderly and asthmatics) are often those who die from the virus, increasing the importance of their being vaccinated against the virus. If these people receive the vaccine, the immune system is given a boost to protect against the virus, which saves lives.
Another benefit of the H1N1 vaccine, is the fact the vaccine doesn’t contain the actual live virus. Only the dead virus is used in the H1N1 vaccine. This may seem like a con of receiving the vaccine, but because the virus is dead, it won’t produce any flu-like symptoms.