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Influenza A H1N1 Intranasal Vaccine

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Influenza A H1N1 Intranasal Vaccine

PATIENT INFORMATION

Vaccine recipients or their parents/guardians should be informed by the health care provider of the potential benefits and risks of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Live, Intranasal, and should be advised that there are two influenza vaccine formulations for this influenza season, the monovalent vaccine against disease caused by pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus and seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine.

Asthma and Recurrent Wheezing

Ask the vaccinee or their parent/guardian if the vaccinee has asthma. For children < 5 years of age, also ask if the vaccinee has recurrent wheezing since this may be an asthma equivalent in this age group.

Vaccination with a Live Virus Vaccine

Vaccine recipients or their parents/guardians should be informed by the health care provider that Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Live, Intranasal is an attenuated live virus vaccine and has the potential for transmission to immunocompromised household contacts.

Adverse Event Reporting

The vaccine recipient or the parent/guardian accompanying the vaccine recipient should be told to report any suspected adverse events to the physician or clinic where the vaccine was administered.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/5/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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