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Influenza virus vaccine (By injection)

Influenza Virus Vaccine (in-floo-EN-za VYE-rus VAX-een)

Helps prevent infection with influenza (flu) virus.

Brand Name(s):

Afluria 2015-2016 Formula, Afluria 2016-2017 Formula, Afluria Quadrivalent 2016-2017 Formula, FluLaval Quadrivalent 2015-2016 Formula, FluLaval Quadrivalent 2016-2017 Formula, Fluad 2015-2016 Formula, Fluad 2016-2017 Formula, Fluarix Quadrivalent 2015-2016 Formula, Fluarix Quadrivalent 2016-2017 Formula, Flublok 2016-2017 Formula, Flucelvax 2015-2016 Formula, Flucelvax Quadrivalent 2016-2017 Formula, Fluvirin 2015-2016 Formula, Fluvirin 2016-2017 Formula, Fluzone 2015-2016 Formula

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This vaccine is not right for everyone. You should not receive it if you had an allergic reaction to flu vaccine. If you are allergic to eggs, tell the caregiver who is going to give you the injection. Some brands of this vaccine contain egg proteins and could cause an allergic reaction.

How to Use This Medicine:


Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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