2009 – 2010 Flu Vaccine Information

September 6, 2009

2009 – 2010 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.

The information on the H1N1 Vaccine is not available at this time and will be included as soon as it is available.

Afluria®, by CSL Biotherapies
0.5 mL preservative-free, single-dose, pre-filled syringe
DOES NOT indicate any Natural Rubber Latex Usage or Warning
http://www.merckvaccines.com/Products/Pages/ProductHome.aspx
http://www.merckvaccines.com/Products/Pages/ProductHome.aspx

Afluria®, by CSL Biotherapies
5 mL multi-dose vial containing ten doses
DOES NOT indicate any Natural Rubber Latex Usage or Warning
http://www.merckvaccines.com/Products/Pages/ProductHome.aspx
http://www.merckvaccines.com/Products/Pages/ProductHome.aspx

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
https://www.gsksource.com/gskprm/htdocs/documents/FLUARIX.PDF
http://www.gsk.com/products/our-vaccines.html

FluLaval™
10-dose multi-dose vial
DOES NOT contain Natural Rubber Latex
GlaxoSmithKline 1-888-825-5249
https://www.gsksource.com/gskprm/htdocs/documents/FLULAVAL.PDF
https://www.gskvaccinesdirect.com/gsk/en/US/htdocs/products/FLULAVAL/index.htm

Fluvirin®
5 ml multi-dose vial
DOES NOT indicate any Natural Rubber Latex Usage or Warning
Novartis 1-800-244-7668
http://www.novartisvaccines.com/downloads/diseases-products/Fluvirin_PI_2009_2010.pdf

Fluvirin®
0.5 ml prefilled syringe
DOES NOT indicate any Natural Rubber Latex Usage or Warning
Novartis 1-800-244-7668
http://www.novartisvaccines.com/downloads/diseases-products/Fluvirin_PI_2009_2010.pdf

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

FluMist®
Live intranasal, pre-filled, single-use sprayer
DOES NOT indicate any Natural Rubber Latex Usage or Warning
MedImmune 1-877-FLUMIST
http://www.medimmune.com/pdf/products/flumist_pi.pdf