"Dec. 3, 2012 -- The U.S. flu season is here -- the earliest start since the "moderately severe" season of 2003.
Just as in 2003, the nasty H3N2 flu bug is causing most cases so far.
"This could be a bad flu year," warned CDC"...
Vaccine recipients and guardians should be informed by their health care provider of the potential benefits and risks of immunization with FLUVIRIN®. When educating vaccine recipients and guardians regarding the potential side effects, clinicians should emphasize that (1) FLUVIRIN® contains non-infectious particles and cannot cause influenza and (2) FLUVIRIN® is intended to provide protection against illness due to influenza viruses only, and cannot provide protection against all respiratory illness.
Vaccine recipients and guardians should be instructed to report any severe or unusual adverse reactions to their healthcare provider.
Vaccine recipients and guardians should be instructed that annual vaccination is recommended.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/8/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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