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September 11, 2015

2015 – 2016 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: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2015-2016.htm


AFLURIA®, by bioCSL
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 bioCSL
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 were not made with natural rubber latex.
http://www.afluria.com/prescribing-information.aspx
http://www.afluria.com/

FLUARIX ®QUADRIVALENT GSK
0.5 mL prefilled syringe (Tip-Lok syringe).
GlaxoSmithKline 1-888-825-5249
The tip caps and plungers of the prefilled syringes of FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT are not made with natural rubber latex.
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=fluarix+quadrivalent+gsk
http://www.fluarix.com/

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
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GlaxoSmithKline 1-888-825-5249
https://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM112904.pdf

FLUVIRIN® Novartis Vaccines
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.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.
http://flucelvax.com/

FLUZONE® Sanofi Pasteur Inc.
Fluzone is supplied in 1 presentation
-Multi-dose vial, 5 mL, for persons 6 months of age and older.
No presentation of Fluzone is made with natural rubber latex
https://www.vaccineshoppe.com/image.cfm?image_type=product_pdf&pi=flu

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

FLUMIST® Quadrivalent  MedImmune, LLC
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.
https://www.medimmune.com/docs/default-source/pdfs/flumist-us-pi-2015.pdf?sfvrsn=4