Flu Vaccine Information Available

September 1, 2016

 

2016 – 2017 Flu Vaccine Information

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. All of the 2015-2016 influenza vaccine is made to protect against the following three viruses: A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus, A/Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2)-like virus, B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus. (This is a B/Yamagata lineage virus).  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.
For CDC flu vaccine information: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2016-2017.htm

Note: For the 2016-2017 season, CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-2017.

 

AFLURIA®, by
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 were not made
with natural rubber latex

http://www.afluria.com/prescribing-information.aspx
http://www.afluria.com/

AFLURIA®, by bioCS
5 mL multi-dose vial containing ten dose
The rubber tip cap and plunger used for the preservative-free, single-dose
syringes and the rubber stoppers used for the multi-dose vial were not made
with natural rubber latex.

http://www.afluria.com/prescribing-information.aspx
http://www.afluria.com/

 

FLUZONE Quadrivalent ® Sanofi Pasteur Inc.
0.5 mL prefilled syringe (Tip-Lok syringe)
GlaxoSmithKline 1-888-825-524
The tip caps and plungers of the prefilled syringes of FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT are not made with natural rubber latex.
https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM356094.pdf
https://www.gsksource.com/fluarixqiv

 

FLULAVAL GSK
5-mL multi-dose vials containing 10 doses (each dose is 0.5 mL
The tip caps and plungers of the prefilled syringes are not made with natural rubber latex. The vial stoppers are not made with natural rubber latex
GlaxoSmithKline 1-888-825-5249
https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM112904.pdf

 

FLUVIRIN® Novartis Vaccines
5 mL multi-dose via
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 1-800-244-766
https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM123694.pdf


FLUVIRIN® Novartis Vaccines
0.5 mL prefilled syringe
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.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM123694.pdf

 

FLUCELVAX® Novartis Vaccines
0.5 mL prefilled syringe
The tip caps of the pre-filled syringes may contain natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions in latex-sensitive individuals.
https://www.flucelvax.com/

 

FLUZONE® Sanofi Pasteur Inc.
Suspension for injection supplied in multi-dose vial, 5 mL
No presentation of Fluzone is made with natural rubber latex.
https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM305089.pdf

 

FLUZONE Quadrivalent ® Sanofi Pasteur Inc.
Suspension for injection supplied in 4 presentations: prefilled single-dose syringe (yellow plunger rod), 0.25 mL; prefilled single-dose syringe (purple plunger rod), 0.5 mL; single-dose vial, 0.5 mL; multi-dose vial, 5 mL.
The Fluzone Quadrivalent prefilled syringe and vial presentations are not made with natural rubber latex.
https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM305079.pdf

 

FLUZONE High Dose® Sanofi Pasteur Inc.
A single 0.5 mL dose for intramuscular injection in adults 65 years of age and older.
The Fluzone High-Dose prefilled syringe presentation is not made with natural rubber latex.
https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM305079.pdf

 

FLUBLOK® Protein Sciences Corporation
0.5mL single dose vials:
The stoppers used for the single-dose vials are not made with natural rubber latex.
https://www.flublok.com/FlublokInsert.pdf
https://www.flublok.com/

 

FLUMIST® Quadrivalent
Each 0.2 mL dose is a suspension supplied in a single-dose pre-filled intranasal sprayer
FluMist Quadrivalent is supplied in a package of 10 pre-filled, single-dose (0.2 mL) intranasal sprayers.
The single-use intranasal sprayer is not made with natural rubber latex.
Carton containing 10 intranasal sprayers
http://www.azpicentral.com/flumistquadrivalent/flumistquadrivalent.pdf#page=1

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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