2006 - 2007 Flu Vaccine

October 5, 2006

2006 - 2007 Flu Vaccine

It’s nearly flu season again and time to start thinking about flu vaccines. Each year, we receive several queries about the latex content of the available vaccines. The information below was obtained from the manufacturers, and although it is accurate to the best of our knowledge, it should not be relied upon instead of your own research or advice from your physician. If in doubt, please check with the manufacturer.

Fluarix®
0.5 ml prefilled syringe (Tip-Lok syringe)
CONTAINS Natural Rubber Latex (tip cap & rubber plunger of the needleless syringe)
GlaxoSmithKline 1-888-825-5249
http://us.gsk.com/products/assets/us_fluarix.pdf
http://www.gsk.com/products/vaccines/fluarix.htm

FluLaval™
10-dose multi-dose vial
DOES NOT contain Natural Rubber Latex
The vial stopper is made of 100% synthetic rubber
GlaxoSmithKline 1-888-825-5249

Fluvirin®
5 ml multi-dose vial
DOES NOT contain Natural Rubber Latex
The vial stopper is made of 100% synthetic bromobutyl rubber.
Novartis 1-800-244-7668 (previously Chiron)
http://hugin.info/134323/R/1069333/181568.pdf

Fluvirin®
0.5 ml prefilled syringe
DOES NOT contain Natural Rubber Latex
Novartis 1-800-244-7668 (previously Chiron)
http://hugin.info/134323/R/1069333/181568.pdf

Fluzone®
5 ml vial
0.5 ml vial
0.5 ml prefilled syringe
0.25 ml prefilled syringe
DOES NOT contain Natural Rubber Latex
Sanofi Pasteur 1-800-VACCINE
http://www.fluzone.com/?fa=protect/fluzone/about

FluMist®
Live intranasal, pre-filled, single-use sprayer
DOES NOT contain Natural Rubber Latex
MedImmune 1-877-FLUMIST
http://www.flumist.com/consumer/aboutflumist/