What is FLUCELVAX Influenza Virus Vaccine?
FLUCELVAX is a vaccine that helps protect against influenza (flu). FLUCELVAX is for people aged 18 and older. Vaccination with FLUCELVAX may not protect all people who receive the vaccine.
Who should not get FLUCELVAX?
You should not get FLUCELVAX if you have had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine
Who may not be able to get FLUCELVAX?
Tell your healthcare provider if you:
- have ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome (severe muscle weakness) after getting a flu shot
- have an allergy to rubber latex
What if I have a weakened immune system?
Tell your healthcare provider if you have problems with your immune system, as your immune response to the vaccine may be less.
What are the most common side effects of FLUCELVAX?
- pain or redness where you got the shot
- muscle aches
- feeling unwell (malaise)
These are not all of the possible side effects of FLUCELVAX You can ask your healthcare provider for a complete list of possible side effects. Ask your healthcare provider for advice about any side effects that concern you. You may report side effects to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) by calling 1-800-822-7967 or by going to http://vaers.hhs.gov.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Novartis Vaccines at 1-877-683-4732 or VAERS at 1 800 822 7967 and http://vaers.hhs.gov.
Please see accompanying US Full Prescribing Information for FLUCELVAX.