2010-2011 Flu Vaccine Information

September 24, 2010

2010 – 2011 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 2010-2011 flu vaccine includes the H1N1 flu strain. 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.

Afluria®, by CSL Biotherapies
0.5 mL preservative-free, single-dose, pre-filled syringe.
The rubber tip cap and plunger used for the preservative-free, single-dose syringes and the rubber stoppers used for the multi-dose vial contain no latex. http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/a/afluria/afluria_pi.pdf http://www.merckvaccines.com/Products/Pages/ProductHome.aspx

Afluria®, by CSL Biotherapies 5 mL multi-dose vial containing ten doses
The rubber tip cap and plunger used for the preservative-free, single-dose syringes and the rubber stoppers used for the multi-dose vial contain no latex. www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/a/afluria/afluria_pi.pdf www.afluria.com/

Fluarix®
0.5 mL prefilled syringe (Tip-Lok syringe)
Warning:The tip caps of the prefilled syringes may contain natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions in latex sensitive individuals.
The tip caps of the prefilled syringes may contain natural rubber latex. The rubber plungers do not contain latex.

GlaxoSmithKline 1-888-825-5249
https://www.gsksource.com/gskprm/htdocs/documents/FLUARIX.PDF
http://www.gsk.com/products/our-vaccines


FluLaval™
5-mL multi-dose vials containing 10 doses (each dose is 0.5 mL)
The vial stopper does not contain 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
The tip caps of the FLUVIRIN® prefilled syringes may contain natural rubber latex. The multidose vial stopper and the syringe stopper/plunger do not contain latex.
Novartis 1-800-244-7668
https://www.novartisvaccinesdirect.com/Pdf/Fluvirin-PI-2010-2011_approved.pdf https://www.novartisvaccinesdirect.com/Fluvirin/FluvirinAbout

Fluvirin®
0.5 ml prefilled syringe
Warning: The tip caps of the FLUVIRIN® prefilled syringes may contain natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions in latex sensitive individuals.
The tip caps of the FLUVIRIN® prefilled syringes may contain natural rubber latex. The multidose vial stopper and the syringe stopper/plunger do not contain latex.

Novartis 1-800-244-7668
https://www.novartisvaccinesdirect.com/Pdf/Fluvirin-PI-2010-2011_approved.pdf https://www.novartisvaccinesdirect.com/Fluvirin/FluvirinAbout

Fluzone®
5 ml vial
0.5 ml vial
0.5 ml prefilled syringe
0.25 ml prefilled syringe
Warning:The tip caps of the prefilled syringes may contain natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions in latex sensitive individuals.
The tip caps of the Fluzone and Fluzone High-Dose prefilled syringes may contain natural rubber latex. Vial presentations of Fluzone do not contain latex.

Prefilled syringe, without needle, 0.25 mL, package of 10 prefilled syringes per carton (may contain latex) – NDC 49281-010-25.
Prefilled syringe, without needle, 0.5 mL, package of 10 prefilled syringes per carton (may contain latex) – NDC 49281-010-50.
Single-dose vial, 0.5 mL, package of 10 vials per carton (contains no latex) – NDC 49281-010-10.
Multi-dose vial, 5 mL, one vial per carton (contains no latex). The vial contains ten 0.5 mL doses – NDC 49281-386-15.
Sanofi Pasteur 1-800-VACCINE
http://www.fluzone.com/?fa=protect/fluzone/about/safety https://www.vaccineshoppe.com/image.cfm?image_type=product_pdf&pi=flu

FluMist®
Live intranasal, pre-filled, single-use sprayer FluMist is supplied for intranasal delivery in a package of 10 pre-filled, single-use sprayers. The singleuse intranasal sprayer contains no latex.
MedImmune 1-877-FLUMIST
http://www.medimmune.com/pdf/products/flumist_pi.pdf