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Details with Side Effects
The vaccine recipient or guardian should be:
- informed of the potential benefits and risks of immunization with AFLURIA.
- informed that AFLURIA is an inactivated vaccine that cannot cause influenza but stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies that protect against influenza, and that the full effect of the vaccine is generally achieved approximately 3 weeks after vaccination.
- instructed to report any severe or unusual adverse reactions to their healthcare provider.
- provided with Vaccine Information Statements which are required by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 to be given prior to immunization. These materials are available free of charge at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website (www.cdc.gov/vaccines).
- instructed that annual revaccination is recommended.
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/25/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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